September 2013
Volume 54, Issue 9
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Letters to the Editor  |   September 2013
Author Response: Longitudinal Changes in Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness After Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Yeon-Hee Lee
    Department of Ophthalmology, Chungnam National University Daejeon, Republic of Korea;
    Research Institute for Medical Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; and
  • Jong-Eun Lee
    Department of Ophthalmology, Chungnam National University Daejeon, Republic of Korea;
  • Yong-Il Shin
    Department of Ophthalmology, Chungnam National University Daejeon, Republic of Korea;
  • Kyung-Mu Lee
    Myung Eye Clinic, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
  • Young-Joon Jo
    Department of Ophthalmology, Chungnam National University Daejeon, Republic of Korea;
    Research Institute for Medical Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; and
  • Jung-Yeul Kim
    Department of Ophthalmology, Chungnam National University Daejeon, Republic of Korea;
    Research Institute for Medical Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; and
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science September 2013, Vol.54, 6083. doi:10.1167/iovs.13-12989
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      Yeon-Hee Lee, Jong-Eun Lee, Yong-Il Shin, Kyung-Mu Lee, Young-Joon Jo, Jung-Yeul Kim; Author Response: Longitudinal Changes in Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness After Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013;54(9):6083. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-12989.

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We thank Kanakis and colleagues 1 for their comments on our article. 2 As they mentioned, analysis of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) of the corresponding peripheral retinal area is complicated. 3 Although we can study RNFL trajectories as linear or curved forms, there may be possibilities of over- or underestimation in both forms. Because the patient group had various lesions and configurations of retinal detachment, it seemed difficult to obtain accurate analysis data. Establishment of a more accurate analysis method is thus warranted. 
In addition, limitations exist if we set the fellow eye as the control group because healthy people may show differences in RNFL thickness between the two eyes. However, it is difficult to find an adequate control group other than the fellow eye, as preoperative RNFL thickness data cannot be obtained due to retinal detachment of the affected eye. Although a significant difference was detected between the RNFL thickness in the area of the detached retina and its mirror image in the fellow eye, the RNFL thickness in the area of the undetached retina in the affected and fellow eyes did not differ significantly. Thus, we believe that use of the fellow eye as the control is appropriate. 
References
Kanakis M Georgalas I Koutsandrea C. RNFL damage after treatment for retinal detachment. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2013; 54: 5027. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Lee YH Lee JE Shin YI Lee KM Jo YJ Kim JY. Longitudinal changes in retinal nerve fiber layer thickness after vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2012; 53: 5471–5474. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Jansonius NM Schiefer J Nevalainen J Paetzold J Schiefer U. A mathematical model for describing the retinal nerve fiber bundle trajectories in the human eye: average course, variability, and influence of refraction, optic disc size and optic disc position. Exp Eye Res . 2012; 105: 70–78. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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