I read with great interest Zabalza and associates’ commentary in response to my article and Dr Ryan’s accompanying editorial. I thank the authors for sharing their experience in Spain and Portugal through the Retina 1 Project, and for contributing to our understanding of the motivations underlying the changing landscape of surgical preference for retinal detachment repair.
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