eLetters

128 e-Letters

published between 2006 and 2009

  • Author's response to Konstantopoulos et al.
    Scott J Robbie

    Editor

    We thank Konstantopoulos et al. for their interest in our paper and congratulate them for having conducted such a large study. It should be noted, however, that we did not actually conclude that older age was not associated with an increased risk of intraoperative complications, rather we stated that our data suggest that age alone may not be a major risk factor for any complication. Clearly absence of...

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  • RE: Socioeconomic status, systolic blood pressure and intraocular pressure: the Tanjong Pagar Study
    MONALI CHAKRABARTI

    Dear Editor

    We read your article titled- 'Socioeconomic status, systemic blood pressure and intraocular pressure: the Tanjong Pagar Study', with great interest. The association of the level of education and income with intraocular pressure in the Chinese population of Singapore has been discussed in an interesting and detailed manner.

    We do appreciate that this is the first report, to assess the asso...

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  • Expression of p27(KIP1) and cyclin D1, and cell proliferation in human pterygium.
    Louis Tong

    Dear editor

    We would like to thank Kase et al for their interesting report[1] on p27 and cyclin expression in pterygium. The authors have reported in table 1[1] that cyclin D was up-regulated and p27 down-regulated in pterygium, and concluded that a disorder of epithelial cell proliferation or cell cycle was involved. However, several important issues have not been addressed. We would like to highlight 3 points:...

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  • Age and cataract surgery complications
    Aris Konstantopoulos

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the article by Robbie et al titled ‘Intraoperative complications of cataract surgery in the very old’.[1] We agree with the authors that identification of risk factors for cataract surgery is important, as it has implications for patient care, surgical training, auditing and revalidation. The authors concluded that older age was not associated with an increased risk of intraoper...

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  • Re: Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and sleep apnoea . Authors reply
    Karine Palombi

    Dear Editor

    We appreciate the thoughtful comments of Dr Konstantopoulos and colleagues on our recent article [1]. They raise some interesting comments that we would like to answer point by point. Basically, our article published on March 2006 showed a strong association between NAION and Sleep apnoea syndrome [1]. The first point addressed by Konstantopoulos et al. was the high prevalence rate (48%) of patients...

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  • Central corneal thickness and correlation to disc size
    Gábor Holló

    Dear Editor

    In their article Pakravan et al. write on the correlation of central corneal thickness and optic disc size.[1] The authors describe a negative correlation (r= -0.284) which was statistically significant (p=0.036) for the 72 eyes investigated. These 72 eyes, however, represent 53 patients. This means that 19 patients are represented with both eyes and 34 participants with only one eye. The right and the...

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  • Is yellow tinted IOL harmful or beneficial to the eyes?
    Ran Sun

    Dear Editors

    I am very interested in Drs. Hayashi and Hayashi's article entitled 'Visual function in patients with yellow tinted intraocular lenses compared with vision in patients with non-tinted intraocular lenses' that was published in Br J Ophthalmol 2006; 90:1019-1023. This is a well designed and controlled clinical study with interesting results. I have a few comments on the article to the authors as follows...

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  • Surgical embolus removal in retinal artery occlusion
    Sohan S Hayreh

    Dear Editor

    I was interested to read the article by Garcia-Arumi and colleagues on "Surgical embolus removal in retinal artery occlusion".[1] The authors claim that "Surgical removal of retinal arterial emboli seems to be an effective and safe treatment for RAO (retinal artery occlusion)".

    Briefly, the study was based on 6 eyes with temporal branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) and one with central re...

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  • Authors' response
    Susan P Mollan

    Dear Editor

    We thank Pushpoth and Sandramouli for their wide-ranging critique of our paper discussing previous isotretinoin use in potential military aviator recruits.[1] We cannot agree with their comment that the finding of 2 of 47 candidates, with clinically abnormal dark adaptation (DA) and 11 with electroretinogram (ERG) abnormalities does not justify further screening of this population. Aircrew recruits...

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  • Secondary paracentral retinal holes following internal limiting membrane removal
    Adrian Rubinstein

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the article by Steven et al.[1] on their finding of secondary paracentral retinal holes following internal limiting membrane peel. We have also reported on 4 eyes of 4 patients that developed iatrogenic eccentric macular holes following vitrectomy with ILM peeling for idiopathic macular holes.[2] In their report, Steven et al treated 3 of the 7 patients with argon laser photocoagula...

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