Contact Lens Spectrum

March 2006

Document #124




(p. 43) Comparing Hydrogels and Silicone Hydrogels, By Brian Chou, OD, FAAO


  1. Sweeney DF. Clinical signs of hypoxia with high-Dk soft lens extended wear: is the cornea convinced? Eye Contact Lens. 2003 Jan:29(1 Suppl):S22-5; discussion S26-9, S192-4.


  1. Jones L, MacDougall N, Sorbara LG. Asymptomatic corneal staining associated with the use of balafilcon silicone-hydrogel contact lenses disinfected with a polyaminopropyl biguanide-preserved care regiment. Optom Vis Sci. 2002 Dec;79(12):753-61.


  1. Garofalo RJ, Dassanayake N, Carey C, Stein J, Stone R, David R. Corneal response of chemical agents released by hydrogel and silicone-hydrogel lenses as a function of time. Alcon Research Ltd., Ft. Worth, TX ARVO 2004.


  1. Tan J, Keay L, Jalbert I, et al. Mucin balls with wear of conventional and silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2003 Apr;80(4):291-7.


  1. Dumbleton K.  Noninflammatory silicone hydrogel contact lens complications.  Eye Contact Lens 2003; 29 (1s): s186-9.


  1. Lofstrom T, Kruse A. A conjunctival response to silicone hydrogel lens wear: a new finding reveals how silicone hydrogel lenses may affect the conjunctival epithelium. CL Spectrum, September 2005.


  1. Morgan, PB. Is daily wear the principal use for silicone hydrogel materials? December 2005, Silicone Hydrogels E-newsletter editorial


  1. Riley C, Chalmers RL, Pence N. The impact of lens choice in the relief of contact lens related symptoms and ocular surface findings. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2005 Mar:28(1):13-9. Epub 2004 Nov 13.


  1. Hall B, Jones S, Yong G, et al. The on-eye dehydration of Proclear Compatibles lenses. CLAO J. 1999 Oct:25(4)233-7.


  1. Lemp MA, Caffery B, Lebow K, et al. Omafilcon A (Proclear) soft contact lenses in a dry eye population. CLAO J. 1999 Jan 25(1):40-7.


  1. Brennan NA, Coles ML, Ang JH. An evaluation of silicone-hydrogel lenses worn on a daily wear basis. Clin Exp Optom. 2006 Jan;89(1):18-25.


  1. Fonn D, Dumbleton K. Dryness and discomfort with silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Eye & Contact Lens: Sicence & Clinical Practice. 29(1) Supplement 1:S101-S104, January 2003.


  1. Brennan NA, Morgan, PB. Another view of oxygen transmission. CL Spectrum 2005 Dec:48.


  1. Riley C, Young G, Chalmers R. The use of daily wear silicone hydrogle (senofilcon A) lenses in patients who exhibit symptoms or clinical signs with contact lens wear. Optom Vis Sci 2005: 82 (presented at the 2005 American Academy of Optometry meeting in San Diego)





(p. 48) Treatment Plan Managing Perennial Allergies, By William Townsend, OD


  1. Brockman HL, Momsen MM, Knudtson JR, Miller ST, Graff G, Yanni JM. Interactions of olopatadine and selected antihistamines with model and natural membranes. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2003 Dec;11(4):247-68.



(p. 49) Should You Fit Monovision or Multifocals?, By Lisa Badowski, OD, MS, FAAO


  1. Situ P, Du Toit R, Fonn D, Simpson T: Successful monovision contact lens wearers refitted with bifocal contact lenses. Eye & Contact Lens 29:181, 2003