Contact Lens Spectrum

August 2004

Document #108




(p. 21) Discovering Dry Eye: Using the Tear Film to Predict Lens-Related Discomfort, by Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD


1.         Begley CG, Caffery B, Nichols KK, Chalmers R. Responses of contact lens wearers to a dry eye survey. Optom Vis Sci. 2000 Jan;77(1):40-6.


2.         Glasson MJ, Stapleton F, Keay L, Sweeney D, Willcox MD. Differences in clinical parameters and tear film of tolerant and intolerant contact lens wearers. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Dec;44(12):5116-24.



(p. 51) Treatment Plan: Teach Your Patients the Importance of Persistence, by Leo Semes, OD, FAAO


1.         Moride Y. Ducruet T. Rochon S. Lavoie F. Persistency of use of COX-2-specific inhibitors and non-specific non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in Quebec. Rheumatology. 2003; 42 Suppl 3:iii17-22.

2.         Simons LA, Levis G, Simons J. Apparent discontinuation rates in patients prescribed lipid-lowering drugs. Med J Aust.1996;164:208-211.

3.         Dasgupta S et al. Population-based persistence rates for topical glaucoma medications measured with pharmacy claims data. Am J Managed Care. 2002;8(suppl):S255-S261.

4.         Zhou A, et al. ARVO 2004 program 4511; poster B972.

5.         Reardon G, Schwartz GF, Mozaffari E. Patient persistence with ocular prostaglandin therapy: a population-based, retrospective study. Clin Ther. 2003;25:1172-1185.

6.         Nordmann J-P, et al., Health and QOL Outcomes. 2003; 1:75-83



(p. 52) The Contact Lens Exam: Corneal Thickness Measurement, by Amir Moezzi & Desmond Fonn, DipOptom, MOptom, FAAO


1.      Donaldson DD: A new instrument for the measurement of corneal thickness. Archives of Ophthalmology 1966, 76:25-31.

2.      Drexler W, Morgner U, Ghanta RK, Kartner FX, Schuman JS, Fujimoto JG: Ultrahigh-resolution ophthalmic optical coherence tomography. Nature Medicine 2001, 7:502-507.

3.      Holden BA, Payor S, Mertz GW: Changes in thickness of corneal layers. Optom Physiol Opt 1979, 56:821.

4.      Izatt JA, Hee MR, Swanson EA et al.: Micrometer-scale resolution imaging of the anterior eye in vivo with optical coherence tomography. Archives of Ophthalmology 1994, 112:1584-1589.

5.      Jaeger W: Tiefen messung der menschlichen Vorderkammer mit planprallelen platten (Zusatzgerat zur Splatlampe). V Graefes Archive of Ophtal 1952, 153:120-121.

6.      Lattimore MR, Kaupp S, Schallhorn S, Lewis R: Orbscan pachymetry: implications of a repeated measures and diurnal variation analysis. Ophthalmology 1999, 106:977-981.

7.      Mandell RB, Polse KA: Keratoconus: spatial variation of corneal thickness as a diagnostic test. Archives of Ophthalmology 1969, 82:182-188.

8.      Marsich MW, Bullimore MA: The repeatability of corneal thickness measures. Cornea 2000, 19:792-795.

9.      Moezzi, AM. Contact Lens induced corneal swelling measured with Orbscan II corneal topographer [MSc. Thesis].  2002.

10.  Stark WJ, Gilbert ML, Gottsch JD, Munnerlyn C: Optical pachometry in the measurement of anterior corneal disease: an evaluative tool for phototherapeutic keratectomy. Archives of Ophthalmology 1990, 108:12-13.

11.  Wang JH, Fonn D, Simpson TL: Topographical thickness of the epithelium and total cornea after hydrogel and PMMA contact lens wear with eye closure. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2003, 44:1070-1074.



(p. 56) Contact Lens Case Reports: Trantas Dots or Solution Sensitivity? By Patrick J. Caroline, FAAO, and Mark P. André, FAAO


1.         Meisler, D. M., Zaret, C.R., and Stock, E.L.: Trantas dots and limbal inflammation associated with soft contact lens wear. American Journal of Ophthalmology Vol.89: 66-69,1980.


2.         Frantz, J.M., Saloom, R. J., Green, M. T., Kumar, P., McDonald, M.B., Lesions resembling Trantas cots in a patient wearing soft contact lenses, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 104, No. 3 305, 1987.