Contact Lens Spectrum

August 2007

Document #141




(p. 15) Contact Lens Materials: Comfilcon A: A New Silicone Hydrogel Material, By Lyndon Jones, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO


1.         Morgan PB, Efron N: A decade of contact lens prescribing trends in the United Kingdom (1996-2005). Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2006; 29;2: 59 - 68.

2.         Morgan PB, Woods C, Jones D, Efron N, Tan KO, Gonzalez M, Pesinova A, Grein H-J, Runberg S, Tranoudis I, Chandrinos A, Fine P, Montani G, Marani E, Itoi M, Bendoriene J, van der Worp E, Helland M, Phillips G, Belousov V, Barr JT: International contact lens prescribing in 2006. Contact Lens Spectrum 2007; 22;1: 34 - 38.

3.         Woods CA, Jones DA, Jones LW, Morgan PB: A seven year survey of the contact lens prescribing habits of Canadian optometrists. Optom Vis Sci 2007; 84;6: 505-10.

4.         Stapleton F, Stretton S, Papas E, Skotnitsky C, Sweeney DF: Silicone hydrogel contact lenses and the ocular surface. Ocul Surf 2006; 4;1: 24-43.

5.         Sweeney D, du Toit R, Keay L, Jalbert I, Sankaridurg P, Stern J, Skotnitsky C, Stephensen A, Covey M, Holden B, Rao G: Clinical performance of silicone hydrogel lenses. in Silicone hydrogels: Continuous wear contact lenses, D. Sweeney, Editor. Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004, pp  164 - 216.

6.         Dumbleton K: Adverse events with silicone hydrogel continuous wear. Contact Lens & Ant Eye 2002; 25; 137 - 146.

7.         Dumbleton K: Noninflammatory silicone hydrogel contact lens complications. Eye Contact Lens 2003; 29;1 Suppl: S186-9; discussion S190-1, S192-4.

8.         Bruinsma GM, van der Mei HC, Busscher HJ: Bacterial adhesion to surface hydrophilic and hydrophobic contact lenses. Biomaterials 2001; 22;24: 3217-24.

9.         Court JL, Redman RP, Wang JH, Leppard SW, Obyrne VJ, Small SA, Lewis AL, Jones SA, Stratford PW: A novel phosphorylcholine-coated contact lens for extended wear use. Biomaterials 2001; 22;24: 3261-72.

10.       Jones L, Subbaraman LN, Rogers R, Dumbleton K: Surface treatment, wetting and modulus of silicone hydrogels. Optician 2006; 232;6067: 28 - 34.

11.       Jones L, Dumbleton K: Soft lens extended wear and complications. in Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting, M.M. Hom and A. Bruce, Editors. Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann,2006, pp  393 - 441.

12.       Moezzi AM, Fonn D, Simpson TL: Overnight corneal swelling with silicone hydrogel contact lenses with high oxygen transmissibility. Eye Contact Lens 2006; 32;6: 277-80.

13.       Brennan NA, Coles ML, Connor HR, McIlroy RG: A 12-month prospective clinical trial of comfilcon A silicone-hydrogel contact lenses worn on a 30-day continuous wear basis. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2007; 30;2: 108-18.



(p. 17) Contact Lens Care: Lens Care and Air Travel, By Susan J. Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO


1.         Boodman, SG.  Lens solution mix-up:  a flight for sore eyes., March 20, 2007.



(p. 20) A Comprehensive Guide to Soft Lens Comfort, by David L. Kading, OD, FAAO


1.       Fonn, Desmond, Preventing Contact Lens Dropouts.  Contact Lens Specturm August 2002


2.       Nichols JJ ; Ziegler C ; Mitchell GL ; Nichols KK, Self-reported dry eye disease across refractive modalities, Investigative ophthalmology & visual science (Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci) 2005 Jun; 46(6): 1911-4 

3.       Behrens A; Doyle JJ; Stern L, and others, Dysfunctional tear syndrome: a Delphi approach to treatment recommendations.  Cornea (Cornea) 2006 Sep; 25(8): 900-7


4.       Wilson SE; Stulting RD; Agreement of physician treatment practices with the international task force guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease. Cornea (Cornea) 2007 Apr; 26(3): 284-9


5.       Epstein, Arthur;  Allergy, Eyedrops and Contact Lenses. Contact Lens Spectrum April 2001


  1. Garofalo RJ; Dassanayake N; Carey C ; Stein J; Stone R; David R;  Corneal Staining and Subjective Symptoms With Multipurpose Solutions as a Function of Time Eye & Contact Lens 31(4): 166–174, 2005


7.       Korb DR; Greiner JV; Herman JP; Hebert E;  Finnemore VM; Exford JM; Glonek T; Olson MC; Lid-wiper epitheliopathy and dry-eye symptoms in contact lens wearers. The CLAO journal : official publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc (CLAO J) 2002 Oct; 28(4): 211-6


8.       Korb DR ; Herman JP ; Greiner JV ; Scaffidi RC ; Finnemore VM ; Exford JM ; Blackie CA ; Douglass T;  Lid wiper epitheliopathy and dry eye symptoms. Eye & contact lens (Eye Contact Lens) 2005 Jan; 31(1): 2-8


9.       Nichols KK; Nichols JJ; The Latest Research and Treatment Options for Lens-Related Dry Ey,e Contact Lens Spectrum September 2006


10.   Løfstrøm T; Kruse A; A Conjunctival Response to Silicone Hydrogel Lens Wear, Contact Lens Spectrum,  September 2005


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(p. 42) No-fee CE: Contact Lens-related Microbial Keratitis, By Jeff Schafer, OD, MS, FAAO


Chang DC, et al. Multistate Outbreak of Fusarium Keratitis Associated With Use of a Contact Lens Solution. JAMA. 2006;296:953-963.


Fleiszig SMJ. The pathogenesis of Contact Lens-Related Keratitis, Optom Vis Sci. 2006;83:E866-E873.


Sankaridurg PR, Holden BA, Jalbert I. Adverse events and infections: which ones and how many? In: Sweeney DF, ed. Silicone Hydrogels: Continuous-Wear Contact Lenses, 2nd edition. Edinburgh; Butterworth-Heinemann; 2004:217-274.


Schein OD, McNally JJ, Katz J, Chalmers RL, Tielsch JM, Alfonso E, Bullimore M, O’Day D, Shovlin J. The Incidence of Microbial Keratitis among Wearers of a 30-Day Silicone Hydrogel Extended-Wear Contact Lens. Ophthalmology. 2005;112:2172-9.


Szczotka-Flynn L, Debanne SM, Cheruvu VK, Long B, Dillehay S, Barr JT, Bergenske P, Donshik P, Secor G, Yoakum J. Predictive Factors for Corneal Infiltrates with Continuous Wear of Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:488-492.


Szczotka-Flynn L, Diaz M. Risk of Inflammatory Events with Silicone Hydrogel and low Dk Hydrogel Extended Contact Lens Wear: A Meta-Analysis. Optom Vis Sci. 2007;84:247-256.


Willcox MDP. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection and Inflammation During Contact Wear: A Review. Optom Vis Sci 2007;84:273-278.




(p. 49) The Contact Lens Exam: Association or Causation? The Corneal Staining Debate, By Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, MS, FAAO


1.         Carnt, N., I. Jalbert, S. Stretton, T. Naduvilath, and E. Papas, Solution Toxicity in Soft Contact Lens Daily Wear Is Associated with Corneal Inflammation. Optom Vis Sci, 2007. 84(4): p. 309-15.

2.         Szczotka-Flynn, L., S.M. Debanne, V.K. Cheruvu, et al., Predictive Factors for Corneal Infiltrates with Continuous Wear of Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses. Arch Ophthalmol, 2007. 125(4): p. 488-92.