Contact Lens Spectrum

December 2004

Document #110




(p. 13) Letter to the Editor: Learning Something New; Dr. Szczotka Flynn Responds


1.         Jalbret I, Stretton S, Nadavilah T, Holden B, Keay L, and Sweeney D. Changes in Myopia with Low-Dk Hydrogel and High-Dk Silicone Hydrogel Extended Wear. Optom Vis Sci 2004; 81:591-596



(p. 21) Discovering Dry Eye: Defining Successful Lens Wear, by Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD


1. Sarver MD and Harris MG. A standard for success in wearing contact lenses. Am J Optom 1971; 48(5):382-5.



(p. 30) Managing Contact Lens Complications, by Carla Mack, OD, FAAO, and Jeff Schafer, OD, MS


1.         Barr J. Corneal infiltrates: what's the difference. Cont Lens Spectrum 2004;19(8):11.

2.         Dumbleton K. Silicone hydrogels for daily wear: comparison of complications with extended wear. 2004.

3.         Edwards K, Garry, B, et. al. Microbial keratitis and silicone hydrogel lenses. Cont Lens Spectrum 2004(1).

4.         Joslin C. Contact lenses and complications. Cont Lens Spectrum 2003(2).

5.         Sweeney DF, Jalbert I, Covey M, et al. Clinical characterization of corneal infiltrative events observed with soft contact lens wear. Cornea 2003;22(5):435-42.

6.         Thakrar V. Treating infectious and inflammatory diseases. Cont Lens Spectrum 2004;19(7):24-30.




(p. 41) Therapeutic Topics: Going Off Label, by William Townsend, OD


1.  (Akpek EK et al. A randomized trial of topical cyclosporine 0.05% in topical steroid-resistant atopic keratoconjunctivitis. Ophthalmology. 2004 March.