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A prospective observational study of techniques to remove CFB in the ED; authors' reply
  1. Michael Quirke1,
  2. Caitriona Mullarkey2,
  3. James Binchy1
  1. 1 Emergency Department, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland
  2. 2 Emergency Department, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael Quirke, c/o Mr James Binchy, Emergency Department, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland; michaelquirke{at}

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Authors' reply

We thank Drs Tas, Ilhan, Altun and Gundogan for their interest in our work1 and for their positive feedback and comments.2

In our study, superficial corneal foreign body (CFB) referred to visible foreign material present on the surface of the cornea that was easily removable with the aid of a cotton-bud or needle. We did not …

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  • Ethics approval University Hospital Galway Research and Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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