Contact Lens Spectrum

November 2008

Document #156





(p. 22) Contact Lens Care: Should We Dispense OTC Samples and Lens Care Kits? By Michael A. Ward, MMSc, FAAO


  1. Profits Before People?
  2. Leonard J. Weber. Indiana University Press 2006


  1. Studdert DM. et al Science Policy: Conflicts of interest, physicians, and Pharma. 2004 NEJM 351:1891


  1. ScienceWeek





(p. 25) Contact Lenses and Wavefront Aberrometry, by Kenneth A. Lebow, OD, FAAO


[1] Atchinson D. Recent advances in measurements of monochromatic aberration of human eyes. Clin Exp Optom 2005;88(1):5-27.


[1] Radhakrishnan H, O’Donnell C. Aberrometry in clinical practice: case series. Contact Lens & Ant Eye  2008;31(4):207-211.


[1] Dietze HH, Cox MJ, Douthwaite WA. Correcting ocular spherical aberration with soft contact lenses. J Opt Soc A Opt Image Sci Vis  2004;21(4):473-85.


[1] Applegate RA. Wave-front sensing ideal corrections and visual performance. Optom Vis Sci  2004;81(3):167-177.


[1] Charman WN. Optical aberrations and the eye. Optician 2003;5895(25):18-23.


[1] Thibos LN, Hong X, Bradley A, Cheng X. Statistical variation of aberration structure and image quality in a normal population of healthy eyes. J Opt Soc Am  2002;19(12):2329-2348.


[1] Porter J, Guirao A, Cox IG, Williams DR. Monochromatic aberrations of the human eye in a large population. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis  2001;18(8):1793-803.


[1] Ninomiya S, Fujikado T, Kuroda T, Maeda N, Tano Y, Hirohara Y, et. al. Wave-front analysis in eyes with accommodative spasm. Am J Ophthalmol  2003;136(6):1161-1163.


[1] He JC, Gwiazda J, Thorn F, Held R, Huang W. Change in corneal shape and corneal wave-front aberration with accommodation. J Vis  2003;3(7):456-63.


[1] Jiang H, Wang D, Yang L, Xie P. He JC. A comparison of wave-front aberrations in eyes wearing different types of soft contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci  2006;83(10):769-74.


[1] Roberts B, Athappilly G, Tinio B, Naikoo H, Asbell P. Higher order aberrations induced by soft contact lenses in normal eyes with myopia. Eye Contact Lens  2006;32(3):138-42.


[1] Pettersson AL, Jarko C, Alvin A, Unsbo P, Brautaset R. Spherical aberration in contact lens wear. Contact Lens & Ant Eye  2008; 31(4):189-93.


[1] Feldman ST, Chou B. Wavefront Imaging in a Contact Lens-Corrected Myope. Rev Cornea Contact Lenses May, 2002.


[1] Roberts B, Athappilly G, Tinio B, Naikoo H, Asbell P. Higher order aberrations induced by soft contact lenses in normal eyes with myopia. Eye Contact Lens  2006;32(3):138-42.


[1] Lindskoog Pettersson A, Jarkö C, Alvin A, Unsbo P, Brautaset R. Spherical aberration in contact lens wear. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2008;31(4):189-93. Epub 2008 Jul 7.


[1] Jiang H, Wang D, Yang L, Xie P, He JC. A comparison of wavefront aberrations in eyes wearing different types of soft contact lenses  Optom Vis Sci  2006;83(10):769-74.


[1] Awwad ST, Sanchez P, Sanchez A, McCulley JP, Cavanagh HD. A preliminary in vivo assessment of higher-order aberrations induced by a silicone hydrogel monofocal contact lens. Eye Contact Lens 2008;34(1):2-5.


18 Kollbaum P, Bradley A. Aspheric Contact Lenses: Fact and Fiction. Contact Lens Spectrum 2005;20(3):


19 Efron S, Efron N, Morgan PB. Optical and visual performance of aspheric soft contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci. 2008;85(3):201-210.


20  Morgan PB, Efron SE, Efron N, Hill EA. Inefficacy of aspheric soft contact lenses for the correction of low levels of astigmatism. Optom Vis Sci. 2005;82(9):823-828.


21 Peyre C, Fumery L, Gatinel D. Comparison of high-order optical aberrations induced by different multifocal contact lens geometries. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2005;28(6):599-604.


22.  Marsack JD, Parker KE, Niu Y, Pesudovs K, Applegate RA. On-eye performance of custom wavefront-guided soft contact lenses in a habitual soft lens-wearing keratoconic patient. J Refract Surg. 2007;23(9):960-4.


23 de Brabander J, Chateau N, Marin G, Lopez-Gil N, Van Der Worp E, Benito A. Simulated optical performance of custom wavefront soft contact lenses for keratoconus. Optom Vis Sci. 2003;80(9):637-643.




(p. 34) Contact Lens Materials Update 2008, By Gregory J. Nixon, OD, FAAO


  1. Snyder C. A Primer on Contact Lens Materials. Contact Lens Spectrum Feb 2004, 34-39.
  2. Benjamin WJ. Defining Hypertransmissibility of a Contact Lens. Contact Lens Spectrum Aug 2008, 19.
  3. Snyder C. Modulus and its Effect on Contact Lens Fit. Contact Lens Spectrum Feb 2007, 36-40.
  4. Contact Lens and Solutions Summary. A supplement to Contact Lens Spectrum, July 2008.
  5. Tyler’s Quarterly Soft Contact Lens Parameter Guide. March 2008.
  6. CooperVision marketing materials 2008.
  7. Szczotka-Flynn LB. Modulus, Water Content and Dk in Silicone Hydrogels, Part 2. Contact Lens Spectrum October 2006, 21.
  8. Szczotka-Flynn LB. Modulus, Water Content and Dk in Silicone Hydrogels, Part 3. Contact Lens Spectrum December 2006, 16.
  9. Holden BA, Mertz GW. Critical oxygen levels to avoid corneal edema for daily and extended wear contact lenses. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1984; 25(10):1161-1167.

10.  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 Dec; 112(12):2172-9.

  1. Nichols JJ. Considering the Facts of Friction. Contact Lens Spectrum July 2007, 20.
  2. Nichols JJ. Mechanism of Contact Lens-related Dry Eye. Contact Lens Spectrum May 2007 (special edition), 14-20.

13.  Nixon GJ. A Review of Contact Lens Modalities. Contact Lens Spectrum 2006; Mar: 33-37.

14.  Ramamoorthy P, Sinnott LT, Nichols JJ. Treatment, Material, Care, and Patient-related Factors in Contact Lens-Related Dry Eye. Optom Vis Sci. 2008 Aug;85(8):764-72.

15.  Nixon GJ. The current state of extended wear. Contact Lens Spectrum, 1997; Dec: 23-28.

16.  Schafer J. Plasma Treatment for GP Contact Lenses. Contact Lens Spectrum 2006; Nov, 19.



(p. 41) A Higher Concentration Antibiotic, By Randall K. Thomas, OD


  1. McDonnell PJ, Sahm DF. Longitudinal nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility in ocular isolates (Ocular TRUST 2). Presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2007 annual meeting, New Orleans, November 10-13, 2007; Poster PO052.
  2. Walters TR, Hart W. Tear concentration of 1.5% levofloxacin ophthalmic solution following topical administration in healthy adult volunteers. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003;44:E-Abstract 445.
  3. McDonald MB. Research review and update: IQUIX (levofloxacin 1.5%). Internat Ophthalmol Clin 2006;46:47-60.
  4. Holland EJ, McCarthy M, Holland S. The ocular penetration of levofloxacin 1.5% and gatifloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic solutions in subjects undergoing corneal transplant surgery. Curr Med Res Opin 2007;23(12):2955-60.
  5.  Skelnik DL, Clark LA, Bezwada P. Effect of drug concentration and exposure time of levofloxacin, ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, and moxifloxacin on human corneal endothelial cells and keratocytes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003;44:E-Abstract 4739.
  6. Endophthalmitis Study Group, European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons. Prophylaxis of postoperative endophthalmitis following cataract surgery: results of the ESCRS multicenter study and identification of risk factors. J Cataract Refract Surg 2007;33(6):978-88.
  7. Lundström M, Wejde G, Stenevi U, et al. Endophthalmitis after cataract surgery: A nationwide prospective study evaluating incidence in relation to incision type and location. Ophthalmology 2007;114(5):866-70.



(p. 45) Contact Lens Practice Pearls: Presenting Your Treatment Plan, By Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, FAAO


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(p. 48) Pediatric and Teen CL Care: Contact Lenses for Amblyopia Treatment, By Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, and Marjorie J. Rah, OD, PhD


1.   Joslin CE, McMahon TT, Kaufman LM. The effectiveness of occluder contact lenses in improving occlusion compliance in patients that have failed traditional occlusion therapy. Optom Vis Sci 2002;79:376-80.

2.   Repka MX, Beck RW, Holmes JM, Birch EE, Chandler DL, Cotter SA, Hertle RW, Kraker RT, Moke PS, Quinn GE, Scheiman MM. A randomized trial of patching regimens for treatment of moderate amblyopia in children. Arch Ophthalmol 2003;121:603-11.

3.   Holmes JM, Kraker RT, Beck RW, Birch EE, Cotter SA, Everett DF, Hertle RW, Quinn GE, Repka MX, Scheiman MM, Wallace DK. A randomized trial of prescribed patching regimens for treatment of severe amblyopia in children. Ophthalmology 2003;110:2075-87.

4.   Mintz-Hittner HA, Fernandez KM. Successful amblyopia therapy initiated after age 7 years: compliance cures. Arch Ophthalmol 2000;118:1535-41.

5.   Eustis HS, Chamberlain D. Treatment for amblyopia: results using occlusive contact lens. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 1996;33:319-22.

6.   Tsubota K, Yamada M. Treatment of amblyopia by extended-wear occlusion soft contact lenses. Ophthalmologica 1994;208:214-5.



(p. 49) Treatment Plan: Treatment Options for Blepharitis, By Leo Semes, OD, FAAO


1.      Thygesson P.  Etiology and treatment of blepharitis.  Arch Ophthalmol 1946; 36: 445-477.

2.      Meisler DM, Raizman MB, Traboulsi EI. Oral erythromycin treatment for childhood blepharokeratitis.  J AAPOS. 2000; 4: 379-80.


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


4.             Rubin M, Rao SN. Efficacy of topical cyclosporin 0.05% in the treatment of posterior blepharitis. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2006; 22: 47-53.


5.             Souchier M, Joffre C, Grégoire S, et al.  Changes in meibomian fatty acids and clinical signs in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction after minocycline treatment. Br J Ophthalmol. 2008; 92: 819-22.


(p. 50) Readers’ Forum: Corneal Reshaping and Lens Care: Improving Compliance, By Jerome A. Legerton, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO


  1. Deposits on GP lenses
  2. Prescribed Replacement, A Patient Centered Alternative
  3. Data on file for MDR
  4. Prescribed replacement by JAL