Response to: The association between retinal thickness variations and restless leg syndrome (RLS)

  • Hatice Kose OzleceEmail author
  • Volkan Solmaz
  • Sadık Altan Özal
  • Yahya Çelik
Sleep Breathing Physiology and Disorders • Letter to the Editors

Dear Editor,

We thank Dr. Lorenzo Ferro Desideri et al. for their comments.

As we stated in our study, we performed a complete ophthalmological examination, including best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), ocular tonometry, slit-lamp, and fundus examination. However, as the measurements were in the normal range, they were not mentioned in the text.

And also we have determined the exclusion criteria as mentioned in the main text. The exclusion criteria were as follows: having comorbid diseases which can cause RLS or be confused with RLS like diabetes mellitus, polyneuropathy, lumbosacral radiculopathy, iron deficiency anemia, or thyroid dysfunctions (hypo- or hyperthyroidism). Also, patients who had ophthalmological problems like glaucoma, retinopathy or retinal surgical history, or macular degeneration were excluded from the study. Additionally, our patients and controls were nonsmokers.


Dr. Hatice Kose Ozlece


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hatice Kose Ozlece
    • 1
    Email author
  • Volkan Solmaz
    • 2
  • Sadık Altan Özal
    • 3
  • Yahya Çelik
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyAcibadem Private HospitalKayseriTurkey
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyPrivate Konak HospitalAdapazarıTurkey
  3. 3.Medical Faculty Department of Eye DiseaseTrakya UniversityEdirneTurkey
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyAdatıp Private HospitalAdapazarıTurkey

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