|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2008 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 165
Ravindra K Chowdhury, Sharmistha Behera, Debendranath Bhuyan, Gunasagar Das
Department of Ophthalmology, V.S.S. Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur - 768 017, Orissa, India
|Date of Web Publication||16-Feb-2008|
Ravindra K Chowdhury
IOL Fellow, J. P. M. Rotary Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Cuttack, Orissa - 753014
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Chowdhury RK, Behera S, Bhuyan D, Das G. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2008;56:165
We thank Sood et al .  for their keen interest in our article  and sharing their views and experience regarding the management of oculosporidiosis. The reader has rightly observed the need for an aggressive approach for oculosporidiosis involving the lacrimal sac with subcutaneous spread. Probably this may be the reason why we encountered recurrence during our study. We agree with the reader that rhinosporidium is wrongly included under phycomycetes by us. We apologize for our error and thank Sood et al .  for pointing it out. The molecular biological analysis of the organism's ribosomal DNA has proved it to be an aquatic protistan parasite. 
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Sood A, Badhu B. Oculosporidiosis in a tertiary care hospital of western Orissa, India: a case series. Indian J Ophthalmol 2007;55:165.
Chowdhury RK, Behera S, Bhuyan D, Das G. Oculosporidiosis in a tertiary care hospital of western Orissa, India: A case series. Indian J Ophthalmol 2007;55:229-301.
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