Contact Lens Spectrum

April 2010

Document #173





(p. 19) Dry Eye Dx and Tx: When Punctal Occlusion is Too Much, By William Townsend, OD, FAAO


1.                 M. Balaram, D.A. Schaumberg and M.R. Dana, Efficacy and tolerability outcomes after punctal occlusion with silicone plugs in dry eye syndrome, Am J Ophthalmol 131 (2001), pp. 30–36.


2.                 Scheepers M, Pearson A, Michaelides M. Bilateral canaliculitis following SmartPLUG insertion for dry eye syndrome post LASIK surgery. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;245(6):895-7.



3.                 Glatt HJ. Failure of collagen plugs to predict epiphoria after permanent punctal occlusion. Ophthalmic Surg. 1992 Apr;23(4):292-3.



(p. 22) Diagnosing, Managing Allergy in Lens Wearers, By Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO


1.                Greiner JV, Peace DG, Baird RS, Allansmith MR. Effects of eye rubbing on the conjunctiva as a model of ocular inflammation. Am J Ophthalmol 1985;100(1):45-50.

2.                Yanni JM, Weimer LK, Sharif NA, Xu SX, Gamache DA, Spellman JM.

3.                Inhibition of histamine-induced human conjunctival epithelial cell responses by ocular allergy drugs. Arch Ophthalmol 1999;117(5):643-647.

4.                Yanni JM, Miller ST, Gamache DA, et. al. Comparative effects of topical ocular anti-allergy drugs on human conjunctival mast cells. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1997;79(6):541-545.


5.                Donshik PC. Giant papillary conjunctivitis. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc 1994;92: 687–744.

6.                Donshik PC, Ehlers WH, Ballow M. Giant papillary conjunctivitis. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am  2008;28(1):83-103, vi.

7.                Mota,I., Dias Da Silva W. The anti-anaphylactic and histamine releasing properties of the antihistamines. Their effect on the mast cells. Brit J Pharmacol 1960;15:396-404.

8.                Brodsky M, Berger WE, Butrus S, Epstein AB, Irkec M. Evaluation of comfort using olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% ophthalmic solution in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis in contact lens wearers compared to placebo using the conjunctival allergen-challenge model. Eye Contact Lens  2003;29(2):113-116.



(p. 28) Daily Disposable Lenses: A Look Back and Ahead, By Renee Reeder, OD


1.                Bielory L. Ocular allergy treatment. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2008; 28: 189-224, vii.

2.                Capaldi-O’Brien P, Barr JT. Disposable and planned replacement lens update. Contact Lens Spectrum; July 1998.

3.                Dumpleton K, etal. Patient and practitioner compliacne with silicone hydrogel and daily disposable lens replacement in the United States. Eye Contact Lens 2009; 35: 164-171.

4.                Dumbleton K, etal. Compliance with contact lens replacement in Canada and the United States. Optom Vis Sci 2010; 87:131-139.

5.                Efron N, Morgan PB. Prescribing daily disposable contact lenses in the UK. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2008; 31:107-108.

6.                Efron N, Morgan PB. How often are contact lenses worn? Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2009; 32: 35-36.

7.                Efron N, Morgan PB. Practitioner influence on contact lens prescribing in the UK. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2009; 32: 185-186.

8.                Gonzales-meijone JM, etal. Contact lens fitting profile in Portugal in 2005: strategies for first fits and refits.  Eye Contact Lens 2007; 33: 81-88.

9.                 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; 76:712-719.

10.            Hume EB, etal.  Soft contact lens disinfection solution efficacy: clinical Fusarium isolates vs. ATCC 36031. Optom Vis Sci 2009; 86: 415-419.

11.            Johnson SP, etal. Resistance of Acanthamoeba cysts to disinfection in multiple contact lens solutions.  J Clin Microbiology 2009; 47: 2040-2045.

12.             Joslin CE, etal. The association of contact lens solution use and Acanthamoeba keratitis.  Am J Ophthalmol 2007; 144: 169-180.

13.            Mai-Le K, Caroline P.  The cost of lens care vs. daily disposable contact lenses.  Contact Lens Spectrum; July 2001.

14.            Morgan PB,  etal. International contact lens prescribing in 2005.  Contact Lens Spectrum; January 2006.

15.            Nason RJ, etal. Multisite comparison of contact lens modalities. Daily disposable wear vs. conventional daily wear in successful contact lens wearers.  J Am Optom Assoc 1994; 65: 774-780.

16.            Nichols J. Contact lenses 2009. Contact Lens Spectrum 2010; 25: 21-27.

17.            Scott WL, etal.  Subjective comparison of 2 daily disposable contact lenses: Focus Dailies with AquaRelease and Proclear 1-day. Optometry 2010; 81: 40-48.

18.            Shoff ME, etal. Efficacy of contact lens systems against recent clinical and tap water Acanthamoeba isolates.  Cornea 2008; 27: 713-719.

19.            Sindt C. Daily disposable vs two-week disposable lenses. Contact Lens Spectrum 2000; 15: 33-36.

20.            Solomon OD, etal. A 3-year prospective study of the clinical performance of daily disposable contact lenses compared with frequent replacement and conventional daily wear contact lenses. CLAO J 1996; 22: 250-257.

21.            Sugimura T, etal. Association between the frequency of disposable  diaper changing and urinary tract infection in infants. Clinical pediatrics 2009; 48: 18-20.

22.             Zhang, etal. Differences among strains of Fusarium oxysporum-F. solani complexes in their penetration of hydrogel contact lenses and subsequent susceptibility to multipurpose contact lens disinfection solutions.  Cornea 2007; 26:1249-1254.



(p. 38) Hybrid Contact Lens Management, By Robert L. Davis, OD, FAAO, & S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO


1.                 E. S. Bennett and V. A. Henry, "Clinical manual of contact lenses", 2nd Edition, LippincottWilliams & Wilkins, 1999.

2.                 Fonn D, Gauthier CA, Pritchard N. Patient preferences and comparative ocular responses to rigid and soft contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci. 1995;72:857–863

3.                 Simplified recording of soft contact lens fit, James S. Wolffsohn, Olivia A. Hunt, Amritpreet K. Basra
Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, February 2009 (Vol. 32, Issue 1, Pages 37-42)

4.                 Morgan PB, Woods C, Knajian R, et al. International contact lens prescribing in 2007. Contact Lens Spectrum 2008;23:36–41.

5.                 Calculated tear oxygen tension under contact lenses offering resistance in series: Piggyback and scleral lenses
Barry A. Weissman, Ping Ye: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye - December 2006 (Vol. 29, Issue 5, Pages 231-237

6.                 Edwards, G. Birth of a new lens…SoftPerm Contemporary Optometry July1989/ Vol.8,No.1

7.                 Zadnik K, Mannis M. The use of Saturn II lens in keratoconus and corneal transplant patients. Int Contact Lens Clin 1987;14:312–15.

8.                 Rubinstein MP, Sud S. The use of hybrid lenses in management of the irregular cornea. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 1999;22:87–90.

9.                 Daniels K, Mariscotti C, McLin A. Independent Clinical Evaluation of Softperm Spectrum 1991, March:41-49

10.             Oxygen Demands with Hybrid Contact Lenses                                                                                                                   PILSKALNS, BEN; FINK, BARBARA A.; HILL, RICHARD M.                                                                                            Optometry & Vision Science. 84(4):334-342, April 2007.

11.             Oxygen Demands with Hybrid Contact Lenses PILSKALNS, BEN; FINK, BARBARA A.; HILL, RICHARD M.                                                                                            Optometry & Vision Science. 84(4):334-342, April 2007.

12.             SynergEyes Versus Soft Toric Lenses: Vision-Related Quality of Life M. J. Lipson, D.C. Musch Optometry and Visual Science Vol.84 No.7 July 2007 pp593-597







(p. 48) Treatment Plan: Treating the Results of Neurotrophic Keratitis, By William L. Miller, OD, PhD, FAAO


Reynolds SA <;itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstract> , Kabat AG <;itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstract> . Therapeutic options for the management of early neurotrophic keratopathy: a case report and review. Optometry. <javascript:AL_get(this,%20'jour',%20'Optometry.');> 2006 Oct;77(10):503-7.



(p. 50) Reader and Industry Forum: Mentorship is Both a Role and a Skill, By Etty Bitton, OD, MSc, FAAO, & John Littlefield, PhD



1.         Baum S: Educational debt and professional school students. Optom Education 2000  25;2: 54-58.

2.            McClure L: Student indebtness: The challenge of financing an optometric education. Optom Education 2000  25;2: 45-53.

3.         Jurkus J, et al.: Educational debt, mode of practice and satisfaction with the profession of optometry. Optom Vis Sci 2003  80;12s: 164.

4.         Bitton E, Jones D: Student indebtedness amongst graduates from Canadian optometry schools. Canadian Journal of Optometry 2009  71;2: 33-38.

5.         Luft J: Group processes:  An introduction to group dynamics. 1984: Mayfield Publishing.




(p. 52) Reader and Industry Forum: One Lens Care Solution is Enough, By Michael Mayer, OD, FAAO



1.                 Stone R. The Importance of Compliance: Focusing on the Key Steps. Poster presented at BCLA, May 2007, Manchester, UK.

2.                 Rosenthal, R et al. Antimicrobial Comparison of a New Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution to a 3% Hydrogen Peroxide System. Eye & Contact Lens. 25(4):213-217, October 1999.

3.                 Harris, M et al. The pH of Over-the-Counter Hydrogen Peroxide in Soft Lens Disinfection Systems. Optometry & Vision Science. 66(12):839-842, December 1989.

4.                 Pucker, AD, Nichols, JJ. Impact of a Rinse Step on Protein Removal From Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses. Optometry and Vision Science: August 2009 - Volume 86 - Issue 8 - pp 943-947.

5.                 Lin MC, Tatyana TF. Differences in Protein-Removal Efficiency Among Multi-Purpose Solutions. Paper # 2020 presented at: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; April 28, 2008; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

6.                 M.L. Heynen, H. Lorentz, K. Dumbleton, J. Varikooty, C. Woods, L.W. Jones. CCLR, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Lipid Deposition on Senofilcon A Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses Disinfected with 1-Step Hydrogen Peroxide and Polyquad®/Aldox®-Preserved Care Regimens. ARVO 2009 Poster #D969

7.                 Christie CL, Meyler JG. Comtemporary Contact Lens Care Products. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye (Supplement), 20, pp. S11-S17, 1997.