66 e-Letters

published between 2008 and 2011

  • Re: Newcastle score in intermittent exotropia -authors reply
    Michael P Clarke

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Kesarwani for the interest in our article.

    In response to the points raised:

    1. Inclusion criteria
    We attempted to recruit children with X(T) measuring more than 20 prism dioptres when fixing a 6 metre target, as angles under this amount are usually felt not to require treatment. However, Dr Kesarwani is correct to point out that, at the baseline assessme...

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  • Quantitative Analyses of Fundus Autofluorescence
    Ali Ayata

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the recently published article by Bottoni and associates. However, we would like to express our concerns regarding their article entitled “Diagnosis of macular pseudoholes and lamellar macular holes: is optical coherence tomography the gold standard?” Br. J. Ophthalmol. published online 1 Feb 2008; doi:10.1136/bjo.2007.127597. [1] In this article, the authors investigate...

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  • Re: Amblyopia and visual function
    Huibert J Simonsz

    Dear Editor,

    I appreciate the letter by Dr. Lempert regarding Dr. Nilsson's Editorial to our study of the extension of the period of bilateral visual impairment (BVI) in persons with untreated amblyopia, and the response by Dr. Nilsson. A slight misunderstanding may arise, however, from the first sentence of Dr. Lempert's letter: "It is not surprising that amblyopes are at higher risk of bilateral visual impairm...

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  • Sleep apnoea in the eye clinic
    Anju Kadyan

    Dear Editor,

    We agree with the authors’ recommendation on the need for a sleep history in the eye clinic and probably having a lower threshold for referral to sleep physicians for further sleep studies.[1] However, we would like to bring to their attention other epidemiological studies where screening tools/sleep history have shown a high prevalence of sleep disorders in patients with ocular disorders other than...

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  • Authors' reply
    William C. Stewart

    Dear editor,

    We want to thank Drs. Martinez and Sanchez for the response to our recent editorial. We are in agreement with them that evidence does exist that blood flow is altered in glaucoma and is suggestive of a pathogenetic role[1]. We also agree that a variety of methods are being used to evaluate blood flow and these techniques certainly have improved over the last decade and a half.

    I would also lik...

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  • Newcastle score in intermittent exotropia
    Siddharth Kesarwani

    Dear Editor,

    Dr Buck et al must be commended for this wonderful article[1] which takes us one step closer to deciding intervention based on Newcastle scoring system previously described.[2] However, we seek a few clarifications.

    1.Inclusion criteria: The authors have described the inclusion criteria for the study to be intermittent exotropia X(T)) of more than or equal to 20 prism dioptres (pd), for...

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