Contact Lens Spectrum

April 2004

Document #104




(p. 17) GP Insights - Fitting Children with Extended Wear GP Contact Lenses, by Marjorie J. Rah, OD, PhD


1.      Shaughnessy MP, Ellis FJ, Jeffery AR, Szczotka L. Rigid gas-permeable contact lenses are a safe and effective means of treating refractive abnormalities in the pediatric population. CLAO J. 2001 Oct; 27(4): 195-201.


2.      Gleason W, Albright RA. Menicon Z 30-day continuous wear lenses: a clinical comparison to Acuvue 7-day extended wear lenses. Eye Contact Lens. 2003 Jan; 29(1 Suppl): S149-52; discussion S166, S192-4


3.      Gleason W, Tanaka H, Albright RA, Cavanagh HD. A 1-year prospective clinical trial of menicon Z (tisilfocon A) rigid gas-permeable contact lenses worn on a 30-day continuous wear schedule. Eye Contact Lens. 2003 Jan; 29(1): 2-9.


4.      Pall B, Barr JT, Szczotka LB, Mitchell GL, Gleason W. Corneal thickness results in the Menicon Z 30-day continuous wear and ACUVUE 7-day extended-wear contact lens clinical trial. Eye Contact Lens. 2003 Jan; 29(1): 10-3.


5.      Barr JT, Pall B, Szczotka LB, Mitchell GL, Gleason W. Corneal endothelial morphology results in the Menicon Z 30-day continuous-wear contact lens clinical trial. Eye Contact Lens. 2003 Jan; 29(1): 14-6.




(p. 38) Examining Taurine’s Role in Ocular Biochemistry and in CL Wear, by J. James Thimons, OD


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2.         Benjamin WJ. Hypertonic osmotic measurements of worn SCLs: What are we seeing? Presentation at Sept. 2001 ISCLR.

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4.         Chenzhou L, Murube J, Latorre A, Martin del Rio R. Differential presence of amino acids in human tears of normal and dry eyes. Cornea. 2000; 19: S80.

5.         Endo Y, Hanada K, Miyake M, Ogawara K, Higaki K, Kimura T. Mechanisms of cytoprotective effect of amino acids on local toxicity caused by sodium laurate, a drug absorption enhancer, in intestinal epithelium. J Pharm Sci. 2002;9:730‑43.

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8.         Hung CR, Hung PC. Protective effects of several amino acid-nutrients on gastric hemorrhagic erosions in acid-irrigated stomachs of septic rats. Chin J Physiol. 1999;42:161‑9.

9.         Koyama I, Nadamori K, Nagahama T, Ogasawara M, Nemoto M. The reactivity of taurine with hypochlorous acid and its application for eye drops. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1996; 403:9-18.