Contact Lens Spectrum

December 2009

Document #169





(p. 11) Editor’s Perspective: Let Evidence Guide Your Medical Decisions, By Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO


1. Katz J, Schein OD, Levy B et al. A randomized trial of rigid gas permeable contact lenses to reduce progression of children's myopia. Am J Ophthalmol 2004;136:82-90.

2. Walline JJ, Jones LA, Mutti DO, Zadnik K. A randomized trial of the effects of rigid contact lenses on myopia progression. Arch Ophthalmol 2004;122:1760-6.




(p. 12) Point/Counterpoint: Monovision Versus Multifocals


Counterpoint: Time to Clean Out the Closet, By Pete S. Kollbaum, OD, PhD, FAAO


1.                 Woods J, Woods CA, Fonn D.  Comparison of the simplicity of completing an initial vit of symptomatic early presbyopes with monovison and an aspheric multifocal silicone hydrogel.  American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2008.


2.                 Kollbaum P, Wong J.  Are today’s aspheric multifocals as good as monovision? American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2008.


3.                 Richdale K, Mitchell GL, Zadnik K.  Comparison of multifocal and monovision soft contact lens corrections in patients with low-astigmatic presbyopia.  Optom Vis Sci. 2006 May;83(5):266-73.



(p. 17) Contact Lens Materials: The Quest for All-Day Comfort, By Kathy Dumbleton, MSc, MCOptom, FAAO, & Lyndon Jones, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO


1.                 Dumbleton, K., Woods, C., et al. (2009). Patient and practitioner compliance with silicone hydrogel and daily disposable lens replacement in the United States. Eye Contact Lens, 35(4), 164-71.

2.                 Papas, E., Golebiowski, B., et al. (2007). Effect of daytime lens replacement on soft contact lens related comfort. Contact Lens & Ant Eye, 5, 302.

3.                 Pritchard, N., Fonn, D., et al. (1999). Discontinuation of contact lens wear: a survey. Int Cont Lens Clin, 26, 157 - 62.

4.                 Richdale, K., Sinnott, L. T., et al. (2007). Frequency of and factors associated with contact lens dissatisfaction and discontinuation. Cornea, 26(2), 168-74.

5.                 Richter, D., Dumbleton, K., et al. (2009). Patient and practitioner compliance with siliocne hydrogel and daily disposable lens replacement in Canada. Can J Optom, In press.

6.                 Weed, K., Fonn, D., et al. (1993). Discontinuation of contact lens wear. Optom Vis Sci, 70(12s), 140.



(p. 19) Contact Lens Care and Compliance, By Susan J. Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO


1.      Forister JY, Forister EF, Yeung KK, et al.  Prevalence of contact lens-related complications:  UCLA contact lens study.  Eye & CL.  2009;35(4):174-80.

2.      AC Nielsen, Solution Use in 2009 Year to Date, Percentage by Brand.  May 29, 2009.

  1. Gromacki SJ.  Hydrogel and silicone hydrogel lens care.  CL Spectrum 2008;22(2):26-32.
  2. Gromacki SJ.  A good tech means good care.  CL Spectrum 2004;19(10):25.

5.      Andrasko G.  (Accessed October 5, 2009)

6.      Szczotka-Flynn L, Yeung K, Brujic M.  An expert perspective on lens care.  Rev Optom 2009; Sept:  73-79.

(p. 20) New Anti-Infective and Anti-Inflammatory Medications and Trends, By Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO


1. Data on file. Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc, Study report I 04U0207

2. Jamal KN, Callanan DG. The role of difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion in clinical practice. Clin Ophthalmol. 2009;3:381-90. Epub 2009 Jun 29

3. Sanders ME, Norcross EW, Moore QC 3rd, Shafiee A, Marquart ME.  Efficacy of Besifloxacin in a Rabbit Model of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Keratitis. Cornea. 2009 Aug 29.

4. Zhang JZ, Cavet ME, Ward KW.Anti-inflammatory effects of besifloxacin, a novel fluoroquinolone, in primary human corneal epithelial cells. Curr Eye Res. 2008 Nov;33(11):923-32





(p. 23) Deciphering Clinical Study Data, By Sheila B. Hickson-Curran, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FAAO


1.                 Walline JJ, Jones LA, Chitkara M, et al. The Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment (ACHIEVE) study design and baseline data. Optom Vis Sci. 2006;83(1):37-45

2.                 Young G, McIlraith R. Toric soft contact lens visual acuity with abnormal gaze and posture.  Poster presentation, 2008 American Academy of Optometry Meeting, Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 22, 2008. 

3.                 Walline JJ, Gaume A, Jones LA, et al. Benefits of contact lens wear for children and teens. Eye Contact Lens 2007;33(6 Pt 1):317-21.

4.                 Walline JJ, Jones LA, Rah MJ, et al; CLIP Study Group. Contact Lenses in Pediatrics (CLIP) Study: chair time and ocular health. Optom Vis Sci 2007;84(9):896-902.

5.                 Walline JJ, Jones LA, Sinnott L, et al; ACHIEVE Study Group.  A randomized trial of the effect of soft contact lenses on myopia progression in children. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2008;49(11):4702-6.

6.                 Walline JJ, Jones LA, Sinnott L, et al; the ACHIEVE Study Group. Randomized trial of the effect of contact lens wear on self-perception in children. Optom Vis Sci 2009;86(3) [epub ahead of print].

7.                 Andrasko G, Ryen K. Corneal staining and comfort observed with traditional and silicone hydrogel lenses and multipurpose solution combinations. Optometry 2008;79(8):444-54.


(p. 32) Evolution of an Ocular Surface Prosthesis, By Perry Rosenthal, MD


1.      1.            Fick AE. A contact lens. Arch Ophthalmol 1888;19:215.

2.      Smelser GK, Ozanics V. Importance of atmospheric oxygen for maintenance of the optical properties of the human cornea. Science 1952;115:140.

3.      Muller LJ, Marfurt CF, Kruse F, Tervo TM. Corneal nerves: structure, contents and function. Exp Eye Res 2003;76:521.

4.      Ezekiel DF. Gas permeable haptic lenses. J Br. Contact Lens Assoc 1983;6:158.

5.            Schein OD, Rosenthal P, Ducharme C. A gas-permeable scleral contact lens for visual rehabilitation.  Am J Ophthalmol 1990; 109:318.

6.              Rosenthal, P., Croteau, A. Fluid-Ventilated, Gas-Permeable Scleral Contact Lens Is an effective Option for Managing Severe Ocular Surface Disease and Many Corneal Disorders That Would Otherwise require Penetrating Keratoplasty. Eye & Contact Lens. 2005; 31 (3) (130-134).

7.              Wagoner MD, Ba-Abbad R, Al-Mohaimeed, et al. Postoperative Complications After Primary Adult Optical Penetrating Keratoplasty: Prevalence and Impact on graft Survival. Cornea. 2009; 28: 1385.

8.            Geerards AJ, Vreugdenhil W, Khazen A. Incidence of rigid gas-permeable contact lens wear after keratoplasty for keratoconus. Eye Contact Lens 2006; 32: 207.

9.      Williams KA, Esterman AJ, Bartlett C, et al. How effective is penetrating corneal transplantation? Factors influencing long-term outcome in multivariate analysis. Transplantation 2006;81:896.

10.  Romero-Rangel, T, Stavrou, P, Cotter, J, Rosenthal, P, Foster, S.  Gas permeable scleral lens therapy in ocular surface disease.  Am J Ophthalmol 2000; 130:25-32.

11.           Takahide, K. Parker, P, Rosenthal, P et al. Use of Fluid-Ventilated, Gas-Permeable Scleral Lens for Management of Severe Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Secondary to Chronic graft-versus-Host Disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2007; 13:1016-1021.

12.           Jacobs, D.S., Rosenthal, P. Boston Lens Prosthetic Device for Treatment of Severe Dry Eye in Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Cornea. 2007; 26 (10): 1195-1195.

13.  Rosenthal, P., Cotter, J.M, Baum, J. Treatment of persistent epithelial defect with extended wear of a fluid-ventilated gas permeable scleral contact lens. Am J Ophthalmol 2000; 130: 33-41.

14.  Rosenthal P, Baran I, Jacobs DS. Corneal Pain without Stain: Is it real? The Ocular Surface. 2009; 7(1): 28-40.




(p. 39) Silicone Hydrogel Satisfaction Related to Lens Care Products, By Bill Reindel, OD, MS, Fary Orsborn, OD, MS, & Gerard Cairns, MCOptom, PhD


Nichols J Contact Lenses 2008. Contact Lens Spectrum 1:2009



(p. 47) Managing Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis, By William L. Miller, OD, PhD, FAAO


1.    Nagra PK et al Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis. Ten Years’ Experience. Ophthalmology; 111:34-37, 2004

2.    Tabbara KF et al. Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis. Ophthalmology;88:75-77, 1981

3.    Van Bijsterveld et al Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis. Annals of Ophthalmology;17:150-153

4.    Hasanreisoglu M, Avisar R. Long-term topical cyclosporine A therapy in Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis: a case report. Cases J. 23;1:415, 2008

5.    Duszak RS Diagnosis and management of Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis. Optometry; 78:333-338, 2007

6.    Connell PP, et al The role of common viral ocular pathogens in Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis. Br. J. Ophthalmol. 91:1038-1041, 2007