eLetters

128 e-Letters

published between 2006 and 2009

  • Avastin effect on the optic nerve
    Sherif AK Amer

    Dear Editor

    The rising use of Avastin injection for choroidal neovascular membranes and other conditions has been successful in preliminary reports. However, I have experienced 5 cases with optic neuropathy following Avastin injection after an interval of 2-4 months. Although my number of cases is very small, it suggests that a study be conducted to investigate the effect of intravitreal Avastin on the optic nerve u...

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  • Retinal and subdural haemorrhages from minor falls?
    Horace B Gardner

    Dear Editor

    I wish to thank Ganesh et al for confirming (p <0.001) the marked and obvious difference between the age distribution of retinal and subdural haemorrhages in America and Japan. Finding this difference "not surprising" neither negates nor explains it. More sophisticated child abuse teams could not discover cases in Japan months before they occur. Variations in incidence of osteogenesis imperfecta wou...

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  • Authors reply to the letter written by Wang JJ, concerning the Beijing Eye Study Report
    Jost B. Jonas

    Dear Editor

    The authors would like to thank Dr. J.J. Wang for her constructive comments about the statistical analysis of the data obtained in the Beijing Eye Study.[1] As already pointed out in another recent reply to a letter by Dr. Wang, the authors became aware of the limitations in their statistical analysis of the data of the Beijing Eye Study.[2] The authors are grateful to Dr. Wang for clarifying these wea...

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  • The Beijing Eye Study Report
    Jie Jin Wang

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the report from the Beijing Eye Study by Xu, et al. published in BJO last year (BJO 2006;90:1087-1090), titled: Associated factors for age related maculopathy in the adult population in China: the Beijing Eye Study.

    In the abstract, Results and Table 1 of this report, some association estimates are provided as p values and 95% confidence intervals without point estimate...

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  • Analytic model for central corneal thickness and correlation to disc size
    Afshin Parsa

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr. Holló [1] for his comments and the opportunity to elaborate further on our findings. We had considered the point that both eyes from an individual may not be fully independent from one another. As such, in our initial analysis, we calculated the Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r) between left and right eyes for both of our measures. We found the central corneal thickness (CCT) between...

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  • High incidence of vitreomacular traction in recurrent choroidal neovascularisation after repeated ph
    DR GITUMONI SHARMA

    Dear Editor

    After going through the above mentioned scientific report, I have some queries and suggestions as mentioned below:

    1. Is a surgeon's opinion enough to declare a case as having Vitreomacular traction as mentioned in this study? Or is a definite documentation possible with aid like OCT?

    2. In 2 cases, single sessions of PDT were done, which does not match the criterion of repeated...

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  • Scratch assay measures cell migration rather than cell proliferation
    Rajesh K Sharma

    Dear Editor,

    We read the paper titled “Anti-permeability and anti-proliferative effects of standard and frozen bevacizumab on choroidal endothelial cells” by Peters et al [1] in Br J Ophthalmol. Dec. 2006 issue with great interest. There are a number of issues that we would like to point out with regards to the methodology. The authors have solely used scratch assay in the presence of 50ng/ml VEGF +- 0.5mg/ml b...

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  • Mild decompression retinopathy following medical treatment of acute primary angle closure
    Eric Denion

    Dear Editor

    We read with great interest Alwitry and coworkers' article[1] on bilateral decompression retinopathy following medical treatment of an acute primary angle closure. We would like to report the case of a 47 year -old woman who consulted in November 2000 for a mildly painful right eye. Pain had lasted for about three days. Visual acuity was 20/20 OU with no optical correction. On slit-lamp examination, b...

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  • Treatment of conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia in Africa
    KHUMBO KALUA

    Dear editor

    I am in strong agreement with Waddell that the treatment of conjunctival neoplasia in Africa should primarily be surgical excision and not medical drugs. As an ophthalmologist working in Malawi-Southern Africa where the prevalence of HIV is very high (8.3% of whole population), conjuctival tumours have become the dominant condition requiring surgery. In 2006 alone a total of 467 cases of advanced con...

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  • Ocular Trauma Recommendations for Rural India
    Himanshu Deshmukh

    Dear editor

    We read with great interest the study published by Srinivasan et al [1]. It sheds light over the primary management of an endemic problem, corneal ulceration, at the village level. We have a few comments to make.

    The study suggests that there is no statistically significant difference in the rates of fungal corneal ulceration in patients with corneal abrasions with antifungal prophylaxis or wi...

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