We thank Dr Federici for his insightful comments. As mentioned in our article, we agree that subclinical CNV may have coexisted with the epiretinal membrane at the initial examination. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography were not performed preoperatively. All of the 3 patients, however, lacked clinical findings suggestive of macular degeneration or other causes of CNV. We therefore believe that it is more likely the CNV was secondary to the epiretinal membrane surgery.
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