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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 344-345

Reply to comment on: Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery versus 2.2 mm clear corneal phacoemulsification


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Vitreo-Retina and Cataract Surgery Services, Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Glaucoma, Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication30-Jan-2018

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Dr. Gowri J Murthy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1212_17

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Ranjini H, Murthy PR, Murthy GJ, Murthy VR. Reply to comment on: Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery versus 2.2 mm clear corneal phacoemulsification. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:344-5

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Ranjini H, Murthy PR, Murthy GJ, Murthy VR. Reply to comment on: Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery versus 2.2 mm clear corneal phacoemulsification. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 9];66:344-5. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2018/66/2/344/224072



Sir,

Thank you for taking interest in our article [1] and sharing your opinion in this context.[2] We noted that there was no significant change in the postoperative pachymetry/central corneal thickness at 4 weeks in each group. The intergroup P value for the change in pachymetry was 0.962 with 0.6% change in pachymetry in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) group and 0.7% change in control group. Hence, we concluded that there is no significant difference in the change of pachymetry/central corneal thickness in our study between the groups. A study conducted by Edwards et al.[3] on conventional versus LensAR FLACS also concluded that there is no significant difference in the corneal thickness between both the groups.

We have mentioned in our paper that the phaco technique used was direct phaco chop technique. However, we agree that cumulative dissipated energy could also have been additionally analyzed. Although we did match the grade of cataracts in the two groups, we have not analyzed the endothelial cell loss by cataract grade because the cataract subgroups were unequally distributed and our study did not had enough statistical power for analysis. These are aspects which could be looked at in further studies.

Acknowledgment

We are thankful to Prof. Haridas Acharya, Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru, for his time and patience in helping with statistical analysis in our study.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.



 
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1.
Ranjini H, Murthy PR, Murthy GJ, Murthy VR. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery versus 2.2 mm clear corneal phacoemulsification. Indian J Ophthalmol 2017;65:942-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Sen S, Khokhar S, Aron N, Saini P. Comment on: Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery versus 2.2-mm clear corneal phacoemulsification. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:344.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Edwards KH, Frey RW, Naranjo-Tackman R, Villar Kuri J, Quezada N, Bunch T. Clinical outcomes following laser cataract surgery. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51 E-Abstract 5394.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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