Contact Lens Spectrum

April 2009

Document #149




(p. 19) Contact Lens Materials: Oxygen Permeability and Transmissibility, Part 2, By William J. Benjamin, OD, MA, PhD


1. Benjamin WJ. EOP and Dk/L: the quest for hyper transmissibility. J Am Opt Assoc 1993;64(3):196-200.

2. Polse KA, Mandell RB. Critical oxygen tension at the corneal surface. Arch Ophthalmol 1970; 84(4):505-508.

3. 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.

4. Harvitt DM, Bonanno JA. Re-evaluation of the oxygen diffusion model for predicting minimum contact lens Dk/t values needed to avoid corneal anoxia. Optom Vis Sci 1999; 76(10):712-719.

5. Hamano H, Hori M, Hamano T, Kawabe H, Mikami M, Mitsunaga S et al. Effects of contact lens wear on mitosis of corneal epithelium and lactate content in aqueous humor of rabbit. Jpn J Ophthalmol 1983; 27(3):451-458.




(p. 21) Dry Eye Dx and Tx: Scleral Contact Lenses and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, By Ann Laurenzi, OD, FAAO


Mondino BJ, Brown SI, Rabin BS. HLA antigens in Stevens Johnson syndrome with ocular involvement.  Arch Ophthalmol 1982; 100:  1453-4.


Power WJ, Saidman SL, Zhang DS, Vamvakas ED, Merayo-Lloves JM, Kaufman AH, Foster CS.  HLA typing in patients with ocular manifestations of Stevens-Johnson syndrome.  Ophthalmol. 1996 Sep; 103(9): 1406-9.


Harper S.  Stevens Johnson Syndrome.  Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation; Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute. Cambridge Mass..


Muquit MM,  Ellingham RB, Daniel C.  Technique of amniotic membrane transplant dressing in the management of acute Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

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(p. 23) Contact Lens Care: A New Method for Cleaning Soft Contact Lenses, by Susan J. Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO


1., April 25, 2006. 

2., May 31, 2006.

3.         Jones L.  Emerging Trends in New Care Regimens for Silicone Hydrogel CLs Materials.  February 2006.

4.         Nichols JJ.  Deposition rates and lens care influence on galyfilcon A silicone hydrogel contact lenses.  Optom Vis Sci 2006;83:751-7.

5.         Schnider C: Clinical performance and effect of care regimen on surface deposition of galyfilcon A contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2005  82; E-abstract 055102.



(p. 24) Cultivating Compliance: The Dirt on Hand Washing, By Timothy B. Edrington, OD, MS, FAAO, & Dawn Lam, MSc, OD


  1. Mowrey-McKee MF, Sampson HJ, Proskin HM.  Microbial contamination of hydrophilic contact lenses.  Part II: Quantitation of microbes after patient handling and after aseptic removal from the eye.  CLAO J.  1992 18(4):240-4.
  2. Stapleton F, Keay L, Edwards K, Naduvilath T, Dar J, Holden BA.  Risks of contact lens related microbial keratitis.  Optom Vis Sci 2005;82:E-Abstract 050068.
  3. Ly VT, Simmons PA, Edrington TB, Wechsler S, DeLand PN.  Efficacy of hand washing procedures on bacterial contamination of hydrogel contact lenses.  Optom Vis Sci, 1997;74(5):288-92.
  4. Hart DE, Reindel W, Proskin HM, Mowrey-McKee MF.  Microbial contamination of hydrophilic contact lenses: quantitation and identification of microorganisms associated with contact lenses while on the eye.  Optom Vis Sci.  1993;70(3):185-91.
  5. Willcox MD, Power KN, Stapleton F, Leitch C, Harmis N, Sweeney DF.  Potential sources of bacteria that are isolated from contact lenses during wear.  Optom Vis Sci.  1997;74(12):1030-8.



(p. 30) Soft Toric Contact Lens Fitting Pearls, By Long D. Tran, OD, FAAO




(p. 46) Treatment Plan: Managing LASIK_Induced Epithelial Ingrowth, By William L. Miller, PD, PhD, FAAO


1. Ambrósio R Jr, Wilson SE. Complications of laser in situ keratomileusis: etiology, prevention, and treatment. J Refract Surg. 2001 May-Jun;17(3):350-79.


2. Melki SA, Azar DT LASIK complications: etiology, management, and prevention. Surv Ophthalmol. 2001 Sep-Oct;46(2):95-116.


3. Schallhorn SC, Amesbury EC, Tanzer DJ. Avoidance, recognition, and management of LASIK complications. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr;141(4):733-9


4. Haw WW, Manche EE. Treatment of progressive or recurrent epithelial ingrowth with ethanol following laser in situ keratomileusis. J Refract Surg. 2001 Jan-Feb;17(1):63-8


5. Anderson NJ, Hardten DR. Fibrin glue for the prevention of epithelial ingrowth after laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Jul;29(7):1425-9


6. Ayala MJ, Alió JL, Mulet ME, De La Hoz F Treatment of laser in situ keratomileusis interface epithelial ingrowth with neodymium:yytrium-aluminum-garnet laser. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Apr;145(4):630-634. Epub 2008 Feb 1.