|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2009 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 73
Dipankar Das, Panna Deka, Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Jayanta Kumar Das, Ganesh Kuri, Akshay Chandra Deka, Harsha Bhattacharjee
Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya, Beltola, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam, India
|Date of Web Publication||12-Dec-2008|
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Beltola, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Das D, Deka P, Bhattacharjee K, Das JK, Kuri G, Deka AC, Bhattacharjee H. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2009;57:73
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Das D, Deka P, Bhattacharjee K, Das JK, Kuri G, Deka AC, Bhattacharjee H. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 May 31];57:73. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2009/57/1/73/44502
We thank Pellicelli et al ,  for his keen interest and comments on our article on ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) in northeast Indian population. 
We fully agree that primary extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type (MALT) is the most frequent type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising from ocular adnexa in consideration of REAL classification as reported in the literature. 
Some infectious agents particularly Chlamydia psittaci contributing to lymhomagenesis have been considered targets for new therapeutic strategies. In some studies, Chlamydia psittaci DNA has been detected in 80% of OAL.  However, it should be kept in mind that there is possible geographic difference in the etiology of OAL. ,
We agree that we have not considered role of infections like Chlamydia and hepatiits C virus in our study but hope such information will be taken into account when we do future research on this topic.
The current study findings suggest that antibiotics have variable efficacy against OAL. Future prospective trials with standard clinical objective and laboratory criteria and a longer follow-up period would be necessary to evaluate the role of antibiotics in the treatment of OAL further. 
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