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Kaliki, Swathi

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Indian Journal of Ophthalmology: July 2015 - Volume 63 - Issue 7 - p 625-626
doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.167112
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Dear Sir,

I appreciate the interest of the author in the article “Retinoblastoma: Achieving new standards with methods of chemotherapy.”[1] The two images [a and c] in the Figure 2 of the article “Retinoblastoma: Achieving new standards with methods of chemotherapy” are of the same patient.[1] The color difference in iris is probably because of difference in illumination settings during photography. The authors have mistaken a foreign body on the left slope of the nasal bridge to a mole. The patient has no mole on the nasal bridge. To clarify the author's doubt, we hereby attach an external photograph of the same patient, before and after systemic chemotherapy [Fig. 1]. The foreign body is now located adjacent to the right medial canthus in the Fig. 1a. I now hope this clears the author's doubt.

Figure 1:
Treatment of the orbital retinoblastoma with intravenous chemotherapy. (a) Retinoblastoma of the left eye with orbital extension. (b) Phthisis bulbi after nine cycles of systemic chemotherapy

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The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer (SK), Hyderabad and Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation (SK), Hyderabad.

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1. Kaliki S, Shields CL. Retinoblastoma: Achieving new standards with methods of chemotherapy Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015;63:103–9
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