Contact Lens Spectrum

November 2006

Document #132




(p. 13) Editorís Perspective: How Dry I Am, By Joseph T. Barr, OD, MS, FAAO


  1. Schiffman RM, Christianson MD, Jacobsen G, Hirsch JD, Reis BL. Reliability and validity of the Ocular Surface Disease Index. Arch Ophthalmol. 2000; 118:615-621.



(p. 20) Discovering Dry Eye: Crocodile Tears and Dry Eye in Other Species, By Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, & Carmen M.H. Colitz, DVM, PhD, DACVO


1.†††††††† Kaswan R, Pappas C, Jr., Wall K, Hirsh SG. Survey of canine tear deficiency in veterinary practice. Adv Exp Med Biol 1998;438:931-9.


(p. 25) No-fee CE: Comanagement of Laser Corneal Refractive Surgery, By Jason R. Chin, OD, and Terry L. Chin, OD


  1. Krachmer, Mannis & Holland: Cornea (Vol. 2), 2nd Edition.2005


  1. Ambrosio, R., Wilson, S.: LASIK vs. LASEK vs. PRK: Advantages and Indications.Seminars in Ophthalmology. 2003; 18(1). Pg 2-10.


  1. Schallhorn, S. et al: Avoidance, Recognition and Management of LASIK Complications. American Journal Ophthalmology. Apr 2006; 141(4). Pg 733-39.


  1. Donnenfield, E.: The flaps the issue: A look at flap creation, the devices and outcomes. Review of Refractive Surgery. Apr 2005. Pg 27-29.


  1. Perlman, E., Reinert, S.: Factors Influencing the Need for Enhancement After Laser in situ Keratomileusis.Journal of Refractive Surgery. Nov/Dec 2004; 20. Pg 783-89.


  1. Bozich, S.: Refractive Surgery Options Expand.
  2. Review of Optometry. Mar 2005. Pg 47-55.


  1. Hilton, L.: Corneal correction: Itís all about choice.
  2. Review of Refractive Surgery. Apr 2005. Pg 7-26.


  1. Jun, RM. et al: Rates of Epithelial Ingrowth After LASIK for Different Excimer Laser Systems.Journal of Refractive Surgery. May 2005; 21(5). Pg 276-80.


  1. Jonsson, M., Behndig, A.: Pachymetric Evaluation Prior to Lase in situ Keratomileusis. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Apr 2005; 31(4). Pg 701-06.


  1. Hardten, D., Hauswirth, S.: Comparison of Designs of Laser Systems Utilized for Refractive Surgery.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2003; 14. Pg 213-219.


  1. Watson, S. et al: Improved Safety in Contemporary LASIK.
  2. Ophthalmology. Aug 2005; 112(8). Pg 1375-80.


  1. Benitez-del-Castillo, J. et al: Decrease in Tear Secretion and Corneal Sensitivity After Laser In Situ Keratomileusis. Cornea. Jan 2001; 20(1). Pg 30-32.


  1. Jin, G. et al: Laser In Situ Keratomileusis for Primary Hyperopia.
  2. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Apr 2005; 31(4). Pg 776-84.


  1. Wei, RH et al: Evaluation of Orbscan II Corneal Topography in Individuals with Myopia. Ophthalmology. Feb 2006; 113(2). Pg 177-183.


  1. Lim, TY. et al: Comparison of the Intralase Femtosecond Laser and Mechanical Microkeratome for Laser In Situ Keratomileusis. American Journal of Ophthalmology. May 2006; 141(5). Pg 833-39.
  2. Ghoreishi, M. et al: Does Hinge Position Affect Dry Eye after Laser In Situ Keratomileusis. Ophthalmologica. 2006; 141. Pg 276-80.


  1. Muallem, M. et al: Flap and Stromal Bed Thickness in Laser In Situ Keratomileusis Enhancement. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Nov 2004; 30(11). Pg 2296-302.


  1. Sharma, N. et al: Refractive Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis after Flap Complications. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Jul 2005; 31(7). Pg 1334-37.


  1. Duffey, R., Leaming, D.: Trends in Refractive Surgery in the United States.
  2. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Aug 2004; 30(8). Pg 1782-85.



(p. 33) A Comparison of Two Lens Care Formulations, By Robert P. Wooldridge, OD, Howard I. Schenker, MD, Lee E. Rigel, OD, Kenji Hamada, OD, and S. Barry Eiden, OD


[1] Stiegemeier MJ, Friederichs GJ, Hughes JL, Larsen S, Movic W, Potter WB.Clinical evaluation of a new multi-purpose disinfecting solution in symptomatic contact lens wearers. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2006 Jul;29(3):143-51.


[1] Meadows D, Ketelson H, Napier L, Christensen M, Mathis J.Clinical ex vivo wettability of traditional and silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses. Poster presented at BCLA 2006.


[1] Stone R, Napier L, Ketelson H, Keith D, Garofalo R, Stein J.Clinical experience with a new multi-purpose disinfecting solution.Poster presented at BCLA 2006.


[1] Garofalo RJ, Dassanayake N, Carey C, Stein J, Stone, R, David R. Corneal staining with multi-purpose solutions as a function of time. Eye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice 2005;31(4):166-174.


[1] Loftstrom T, Anderson JS, Kruse A.Tarsal abnormalities:A new grading system.CLAO J 1998;24:210-215.


6 Keith D, Hong B, Christensen M. A novel procedure for the extraction of protein deposits from soft hydrophilic contact lenses for analysis.Curr Eye Res 1997;16:503-510.


7 Barr, J 2004 Annual Report, Contact Lens Spectrum January 2005;26-31.


8 Meadows, D. The impact of water content and care regimen on the long term ex vivo clinical wettability of soft contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2005;82:E-abstract 055104


9 Potter B, Stiegemeier MJ, Movic W, Larsen S, Friederichs G.A clinical evaluation of solutions: Choosing the right solution could improve comfort, performance and prevent drop-out.Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses 2005;32-36.




(p. 42) 10 Steps to a Better Slit Lamp Examination, By Etty Bitton, OD, MSc, FAAO


1.     Haag-Streit Slit Lamp BQ-900 Instruction Manual, Haag Streit International.

2.     Haag-Streit Slit Lamp BC-900 Instruction Manual, Haag Streit International.

3.     Topcon Slit Lamp SL-7E Instruction Manual, Topcon.

4.     Casser L, Fingeret M, Woodcome HT. Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy and Adjunct Procedures in ed. Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures. Appleton & Lange 1997, p.26-7.

5.     Brandreth RH. Clinical Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy. Blaco Printers, San Leandro, California, 1978. p. 25-54, 205-9.

6.     Doggart JH. Ocular Signs in Slit Lamp Microscopy. Henry Kimpton, London, 1952. p. 11-19.

7.     Berliner, ML. Biomicroscopy of the Eye. Slit Lamp Microscopy of the Living Eye. Hafner Publishing company, Inc. New York, 1966.

8.     Kercheval DB, Terry JE. Essentials of slit lamp biomicroscopy. J Am Optom Ass 1977;48:1383-1389.

9.     Topcon Slit Lamp Model SL-3D, Instruction Manual, Topcon.

10. Morris, J. Whatís new in slit lamp biomicroscopy ? Optometry Today 2004;Aug 20:41-42.

11. Norn MS. Lissamine Green. Vital Staining of Cornea and Conjunctiva. Acta Ophthalmologica 1973;51 :483-491.

12. Center for Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit. CCLRU Grading scales, 1996. University of New South Wales, Australia.

13. Terry RL et al. CCLRU Standards for success of daily and extended wear contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 1993;70 :234-43.

14. Topcon SL-E Series Slit Lamp, Promotional Brochure, Topcon.

15. Topcon Slit Lamp SL-2E Instruction Manual, Topcon.

16. Zeiss Slit Lamp 100/16, 125/16 Operating Instructions, Carl Zeiss.

17. Zeiss, Biomicroscope 30SL/M Operating Instructions, Carl Zeiss.



(p. 47) Contact Lens Practice Pearls: Help Your Patients Be Compliant, By Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, FAAO


  1. Primary Care Optometry News, June 26, 2006, Study: disparity in contact lens patient attitudes, compliance.
  2. Pifer, M., Maximizing Compliance with Frequent Replacement, CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month, April 2004.



(p. 49) Treatment Plan: Ocular Rosacea ó The Dermatologic Connection, By William L. Miller, OD, PhD, FAAO


  1. Wilkin J, Dahl M, Detmar M, Drake L, Feinstein A, Odom R, Powell F. Standard classification of rosacea: Report of the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee on the Classification and Staging of Rosacea. J. Am Acad Dermatol 2002 Apr 46(4): 584-587.