We thank Drs Gutman and Shinder for their interest and appreciate their comments about our article. We agree with Drs Gutman and Shinder that excision is not standard practice for sarcoid, or for any other inflammatory orbital or ocular adnexal entity. In our series, we had 8 patients who had well-circumscribed, anteriorly located masses that were treated with what, at operation, appeared to be total excision, or near-total excision. The case that was treated with excision and classified as “stable” in Table 3 and had undergone near-total excision; the residual mass did not show any change during the follow-up.
Thank you for the opportunity to describe this case in more detail.