79 e-Letters

published between 2012 and 2015

  • Video glass based vision testing for Home / School vision testing may make testing complete
    Sunil Moreker

    Vision testing is a very tedious process. If a complete testing including contrast testing,colour testing,amsler test,glare test,speed of reading and other tests are undertaken it may take a lot of time.It is a reality that even today visual acuity testing alone is the deciding factor for undertaking cataract surgery. It has been noted by some authors that lack of government-funded routine eye examinations is associated w...

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  • Indirect ophthalmoscope , will it get replaced by smart phones in some settings?- Serial video recording of retinal conditions in ICCU setting with indirect ophthalmoscopy with inexpensive smart phones
    Sunil Moreker

    Indirect ophthalmoscopy has advanced since its inception. We now recognize the importance of video imaging of the retina. Authors deviced various slit lamp adaptors to capture retinal image(1) Many authors have used smartphones coupled with indirect ophthalmoscopy and some even identified an iPhone application that can control the flash and reduce the intensity to levels that do not damage the retina.(2,3,4,5)


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  • Endoscopic suturing of flaps in endonasal DCR with stenting further improves results
    Sunil R Moreker

    Endoscopic suturing of lacrimal sac flap to the nasal mucosa flap in Dacryocystorhinostomy ( DCR) was described by us as early as 2004 and a video of the procedure was published in textbook of oculoplasty (1) The audits done showed that the short term results were excellent and the only concern was the time taken to do the surgery. Three years later another paper described excellent results with suturing of the flaps an...

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  • Re: Intrastromal voriconazole for deep recalcitrant fungal keratitis: a case series
    Abdullah Ilhan

    Dear Editor; I have read the article entitled "Intrastromal voriconazole for deep recalcitrant fungal keratitis: a case series" by Kalaiselvi et al. with interest.1 The authors investigated the efficacy of intrastromal voriconazole injection in the management of deep recalcitrant fungal keratitis and found it safe and effective. I would like to contribute to the article in terms of clinical practice.

    The author...

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  • Ranibizumab for neovascular AMD in eyes with good baseline visual acuity.
    Muhammad S Raja

    We read with interest and congratulate Lee et al1 on publishing the largest study to date on visual outcomes reported upto 36 months, with intravitreal ranibizumab treatment for neovascular age related macular degeneration (AMD). However we do not agree with their conclusion that this is the first publication to focus on the visual outcomes on this subgroup of patients, excluded from treatment by the NICE UK criteria. O...

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  • Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up
    Carrie E. Huisingh

    In the recently published study by Klein-Theyer and colleagues, the authors conducted a retrospective case series study to evaluate the number of eyes (and patients) that develop canaliculitis over time after having SmartPlugs inserted into the eye for underlying dry eye syndrome. The authors described the measure of disease occurrence as prevalence; however, this is incorrect. Prevalence is the proportion of the popul...

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  • SLET allograft in bilateral Limbal stem cell deficiency
    Sunil Moreker

    In routine keratoplasties, HLA matching and systemic immunosuppressive drugs are not employed, yet 90% of the uncomplicated transplants survive. (1) But allografts of stem cells may need to be taken from live HLA matched donors as cadaver stem cells have been reported to fail in the long term inspite of continued immunosuppressive treatment with cyclosporine A,steroids, FK 506 and mycophenolate mofetil.Also the success o...

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  • Outcomes of posterior-approach 'levatorpexy' in congenital ptosis repair
    Yasar Sakarya

    Dear Editor We read with great interest the article entitled "Outcomes of posterior- approach 'levatorpexy' in congenital ptosis repair" by Al-Abbadi Z et al.(1) In their article, the authors described posterior-approach levatorpexy surgical technique for management of congenital ptosis. In this technique, the first suture was passed through the levator aponeurosis- levator muscle junction or above according to levator f...

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  • RE: Alberti M, la Cour M. Face-down positioning versus non-supine positioning in macular hole surgery. Br J Ophthalmol 2015;99:2 236-239
    Saruban Pasu

    We read the paper by Alberti and la Cour [1] with great interest as we are shortly to commence a randomised controlled clinical trial to determine the value of face-down positioning following surgery for large (> 400 micrometres) macular holes [2]. We would urge readers to be mindful of the message recently emphasised by the Ophthalmic Statistics Group that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, and that con...

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  • Inconclusive treatment recommendations with ranibizumab in retinal vein occlusion by an expert panel
    Mihai Calugaru

    Title page:

    Inconclusive treatment recommendations with ranibizumab in retinal vein occlusion by an expert panel

    Dan Calugaru, PhD 1 and Mihai Calugaru, PhD 2

    1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Medicine Cluj- Napoca/Romania

    Phone number: 0745 827 552

    Fax number: 0040 264 591468

    E-mail: dan.calugaru@ymail.com


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