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I thank Dr Wilkinson for his interest in my article. He questioned whether the location of retinal breaks developing with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) after phacoemulsification in eyes with lattice degeneration were associated with the lattice degeneration or with other areas of abnormal vitreoretinal adhesion. In my study, all 8 eyes had retinal breaks within areas of lattice degeneration. In 2 of the 8 eyes, other retinal breaks developed at sites of “invisible vitreoretinal adhesion.”

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