We appreciate the interest shown in our article. We agree that the Wilcoxon signed-rank test would be more appropriate. We have run the data using this test and have found that the results are statistically significantly consistent with the results using the Student t test. Although we do not have axial length data on these patients, we have reviewed the patients and have found no cases of significant anisometropia in this group.
Regarding the reflectivity data, this is an interesting way of converting nonnumerical data into numbers. The numbers of course indicate only relative value and not numerical values. It is interesting, however, that the use of this method showed a significant difference. We appreciate the helpful suggestions.