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To the Editor:
The authors would like to thank Dres. Chaudhary et al for their interest in our study.1 The authors apologize for the fault in the description of the number of patients with subacute Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada (VKH) disease as indicated in Table 1 of the article. The study indeed included 16 patients with subacute VKH disease, including 32 eyes as correctly written in the main text of the manuscript. The fault was caused by that the study was still ongoing during the phase of submission of the manuscript so that the revised manuscript as compared with its first version included a higher number of patients. Unfortunately, some numbers in Tables 1 and 3 were not updated when the manuscript was revised. The mean age of the 16 patients with subacute VKH disease (10 men and 6 women) was 44.1 years (range: 16–74 years). Multifocal pinpoint leakage and pooling within the subretinal fluid on the fluorescein angiograms were present in 5 of 14 patients with subacute VKH disease (35%), as presented in the main text of the article. Finally, the authors fully agree with Dres. Chaudhary et al that folds of the inner limiting membrane and a high undulation index of the retinal pigment epithelium on optical coherence tomography images are features of acute VKH disease and are helpful in the differentiation of acute VKH disease from acute central serous chorioretinopathy.2 The weakness in the design of our study not having examined these features may be addressed by future investigations which may examine the importance of the retinal pigment epithelium undulation index for the specific diagnosis of acute VKH disease and its value in staging the severity of VKH disease.2,3 The authors also fully agree with Dres. Chaudhary et al that the predictive value of optical coherence tomography for the diagnosis of VKH disease may even be higher than the results of the study suggest since our study did not include the retinal pigment epithelium undulation index.
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