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  1. Thomas Forshaw,
  2. Pierre Rautenbach,
  3. Fiona Irvine
  1. West of England Eye Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas Forshaw, West of England Eye Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW, UK; forshawthomas{at}yahoo.co.uk

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