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In Reply We thank al-Salem and Schaal for their interest in our study1 but wish to correct several points.
In England, patients receiving intravitreal therapy for AMD go through the formal hospital admission procedure as receiving day case care, even when they are only in the hospital for a short period (see Methods1). Hence, we were able to recruit 65 894 patients with AMD into our study.
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