Contact Lens Spectrum

June 2004

Document #106




(p. 23) Discovering Dry Eye: Caring for CL Patients Who Have Dry Eye and Allergies, by Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD


1.         Nichols KK, Mitchell GL, Zadnik K. The repeatability of clinical measurements of dry eye. Cornea; 23:272-85.


2.         Begley CG, Chalmers RL, Mitchell GL, Nichols KK, Caffery B, Simpson T, DuToit R, Portello J, Davis L. Characterization of ocular surface symptoms from optometric practices in North America. Cornea. 2001 Aug;20(6):610-8.


3.         Abelson MB, Turner D. A randomized, double-blind, parallel-group comparison of olopatadine 0.1% ophthalmic solution versus placebo for controlling the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis and rhinoconjunctivitis. Clin Ther. 2003 Mar;25(3):931-47.



(p. 34) CL Patients Psyched for Success, by Robert Reed, OD


1.    Benjamin, Borish. Physiology of aging and its influence on the contact lens prescription. Journal of American Optometric Association 62: October 1991.



(p. 47) Bandage Lenses: New Opportunities in Practice, by Gregg Eric Russell, OD, FAAO


1.            Gasset AR, Kaufman HE. Therapeutic uses of hydrophilic contact lens. Am J Ophthalmol 69: 1970, 252-9.

2.            Hartstein J, Swanson KV, Harris CR. Contemporary contact lens practice. St Louis: Mosby Year Book, 1991, pg140.

3.            Aquavella JV: The soft contact lens. I. Therapeutic experience with the soft contact lens. Int Ophthalmol Clin 1973: 13: 167-178

4.            Citron J, Dyer JA. The use of therapeutic soft contact lenses in corneal disease. Mayo Clin Proc 1975; 50: 443-52

5.            Aquavella JV, Shaw EL. Hydrophilic bandage lenses in penetrating keratoplasty. Ann Ophthalmol 1976: 8: 1207-1219

6.            Gasset AR, Kaufman HE. Hydrophilic lens therapy of severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca and conjunctival scarring. Am J Ophthalmol, 1971: 71: 1185-89

7.            Kaufman HE, Uotila MH, Gasset AR, et al. The medical uses of soft contact lenses. Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol 1971; 75: 361-373

8.            Kline LN, DeLuca TJ. Effect of gel lens wear on the precorneal tear film. Int Contact Lens clin 1975; 2: 56-9

9.            Bahgat MM. Precorneal tear film changes due to soft contact lens wear. Indian J Ophthalmol 1985; 65: 627-31.

10.        Watanabe K, Lee M, Hamano T, Tano Y. Analysis of blinking patterns and tear evaporations patterns in contact lens wear. J Jpn Contact Lens Soc 1994; 36: 179

11.        Hamano H, Kaufman HE. Corneal physiology and disposable contact lenses. Boston: Butterworth – Heinnemann, 1997

12.        Jackson GK, Aquavella JV. Clinical experience with hydrophilic lenses in monocular aphakia. Ann Ophthalmol 1976; 8: 156-63

13.        Thoft RA: Therapeutic soft contact lenses, in Smolin G, Thoft RA (eds): The Cornea. Boston, Little Brown, 1983, pg 477-87

14.        Mauger TF, Hill RM: Corneal epithelial healing in hypoxic environments. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 28 (Suppl): 2, 1987

15.        Alio JL, Belda JI, Artola A, Garcia-Lledo M, Osman A. Contact lens fitting to correct irregular astigmatism after refractive surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg 2002; 28: 1750-57.

16.        Jupiter DG, Katz HR. Management of irregular astigmatism with rigid gas permeable contact lenses. CLAO 2000; 26:14-17.

17.        Szczotka LB, Aronsky M. Contact lenses after LASIK. J Am Optom Assoc 1998; 69: 775-784.

18.        Alio JL, Artola A, Rodriguez-Mier FA. Selective zonal ablations with excimer laser for correction of irregular astigmatism induced by refractive surgery. Ophthalmology 2000; 107: 602-73.

19.        Alio JL, Belda JI, Shalaby AMM. Correction of irregular astigmatism with excimer laser assisted by sodium hyaluronate. Ophthalmology 2001; 108: 1246-60.

20.        Chou B, Wachier BS. Soft contact lenses for irregular astigmatism after laser in situ keratomileusis. J Refract Surg 2001; 17:692-5.

21.        Maloney RK, Bogan SJ, Waring GO. Determination of corneal image-forming properties from corneal topography. Am J Ophthalmol 1993; 115:31-41.

22.        Szczotka LB. Fitting the Irregular Cornea. CL Spectrum 2003;

23.        Baldon JA, Kaufman HE: Soft contact lenses in clinical disease. Am J Ophthalmol 95: 851, 1983.

24.        Zantos S, Orsborn GN, Walter HC, Knoll HA: Studies on corneal staining with thin hydrogel contact lenses. J Br Contact Lens Assoc 9: 61 1986.

25.        McDermott ML, Chandler JW. Therapeutic uses of contact lenses. Surv Ophthalmol. March/April 1989; 33: 382

26.        Refojo MF. Current status of biomaterials in ophthalmology. Surv Ophthalmol 26:257-265, 1982:1345-50.




(p. 56) Treatment Plan: Getting Familiar with CAM, By Leo Semes, OD, FAAO


1.         AREDS, AREDS Report No. 8 Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119:1417-1436

2.         Arch Ophthalmol 2003; 121: 1621 and 1634

3.         Canter PH, Earnst E. Surv Ophthalmol 49:38–50, 2004

4.         Rhee et al. Surv Ophthalmol 46: 43–55, 2001


(p. 58) Readers’ Forum: Using CRT to Correct Hyperopia, by Jerome A. Legerton, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO


1.   Caroline et al. Morphologic Changes in Cat Epithelium Following Overnight Lens Wear with the Paragon CRT Lens for Corneal Reshaping. Study presented at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting in Dallas in December 2003 and at the ARVO meeting in April 2004.