Contact Lens Spectrum

May 2010

Document #174





(p. 12) Research Review: How Intracorneal Rings Affect Lens Fitting for Keratoconus, By Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, MS, FAAO


1.                Ertan A, Colin J. Intracorneal rings for keraotoconus and kerectasia.  J Cataract refract Surg; 33:1303-1314.


2.                Alio JL, Shabayek MH et al. Analysis of results related to good and bad outcomes of Intacs implantation for keratoconus correction. J Cat Ref Surg 2006; 32; 756-761.


3.                Nepomuceno R, Boxer Wachler B. Weissman B. Feasibility of contact lens fitting on keratoconus patients with INTACS inserts.  Contact Lens Ant Eye. 2003. 26;175-180


4.                Uçakhan OO, Kanpolat A, Ozdemir O..  2006. Contact lens fitting for keratoconus after Intacs placement. Eye Contact Lens. 2006 Mar;32(2):75-7


5.                Smith KA, Carrell JD. High-Dk piggyback contact lenses over Intacs for keratoconus: a case report. Eye Contact Lens. 2008 Jul;34(4):238-41


6.                 Hladun L, Harris M. 2004.Contact lens fitting over intrastromal corneal rings in a keratoconic patient. Optometry. 2004 Jan;75(1):48-54



(p. 17) Contact Lens Design and Materials: Silicone Hydrogel Lenses: Where Do We Stand? Part 2, By Neil Pence, OD, FAAO


1.                Szczotka-Flynn L, Diaz M:  Risk of corneal inflammatory events with silicone hydrogel and low dk hydorgel extended contact lens wear:  a meta-analysis.  Optom Vis Sci 2006 Apr; 84(4): 247-56.


2.                Skotinitsky CC, Naduvilath TJ, et al.:  Two presentations of contact lens-induced papillary conjunctivitis (CLPC) in hydrogel lens wear: local and general.  Optom Vis Sci 2006; 83(1): 27-36.


3.                Lofstrom T, Kruse A: A conjunctival response to silicone hydrogel lens wear. CL Spectrum, Sept 2005.



(p. 28) Therapeutic Applications of Contact Lenses, By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO


1.                Hurwitz JJ, Dixon WS, Sloan A. Therapeutic soft contact lenses. A survey. Can J Ophthalmol 1974;9(1):72-78.

2.                 Citon J, Dyer JA. The use of therapeutic soft contact lenses in corneal disease. Mayo Clin Proc 1975;50(8):443-452.

3.                Pearson RM. The Samisch Case and the Mullers of Wiesbaden. Optom Vis Sci  2009;86:157-164.

4.                Coral-Ghanem C, Ghanem VC, Ghanem RC. Therapeutic contact lenses and the advantages of high Dk materials. Arq Bras Oftalmol  2008;71(6 Suppl):29-22.

5.                Rubinstein MP. Applications of contact lens devices in the management of corneal disease. Eye (Lond) 2003;17(8):872-876.

6.                Gil-Cazorla R, Teus MA. Arranz-Marquez E. Comparison of silicone and non-silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses used as a bandage after LASEK. J Refract Surg  2008;24(2):199-203.

7.                Engle AT, Laurent JM, Schallhorn SC, et al. Masked comparison of silicone hydrogel lotrafilcon A and etafilcon A extended-wear bandage contact lenses after photorefractive keratectomy. J Cataract Refract Surg  2005;31(4):681-686.

8.                Bendoriene J. Vogt U. Therapeutic use of silicone hydrogel contact lenses in children. Eye Contact Lens  2006;32(2):104-108.

9.                Lim L, Tan DT, Chan WK. Therapeutic use of Bausch & Lomb PureVision contact lenses. CLAO J  2001;27(4):179-185.

10.           Ozkurt Y, Rodop O, Oral Y, et al. Therapeutic applications of lotrafilcon A silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Eye Contact Lens  2005;31(6):268-269.

11.           Kanpolat A, Ucakhan OO. Therapeutic use of Focus Night & Day contact lenses. Cornea  2003;22(8):726-734.

12.           Arora R, Jain S, Monga S, et al. Efficacy of continuous wear PureVision contact lenses for therapeutic use. Cont Lens Anterior Eye  2004;27(1):39-43.

13.           Ambroziak AM, Szaflik JP, Szaflik J. Therapeutic use of a silicone hydrogel contact lens in selected clinical cases. Eye Contact Lens  2004;30(1):63-67.

14.           Montero J, Sparholt J, Mely R. Retrospective case series of therapeutic applications of a lotrafilcon A silicone hydrogel soft contact lens. Eye Contact Lens  2003;29(1 Suppl):S54-56.

15.           Grentzelos MA, Plainis S, Astyrakakis NI, et al. Efficacy of 2 types of silicone hydrogel bandage contact lenses after photorefractive keratectomy. J Cataract Refract Surg  2009;35(12):2103-2108.

16.           Simard P, Bitton E. The use of high modulus silicone hydrogel (SiHy) lens in the management of epithelial defects. Contact Lens Anterior Eye  2008;31(3):154-157.

17.           Schrader S, Wedel T, Moll R, Gerrling G. Combination of serum eye drops with hydrogel bandage contact lenses in the treatment of persistent epithelial defects. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol  2006;244(10):1345-1349.

18.           Dillehay SM, Miller MB. Performance of lotrafilcon B silicone hydrogel contact lenses in experienced low-Dk/t daily lens wearer. Eye Contact Lens 2007;33(6 Pt 1):272-277.

19.           Dumbleton K, Keir N, Moezzi A, et al. Objective and subjective responses in patients refitted to dail-wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci  2006;83(10):758-768.

20.           Russo PA, Bouchard CS, Galasso JM. Extended-wear silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses in the management of moderate to severe dry eye signs and symptoms secondary to graft-versus-host disease. Eye Contact Lens  2007;33(3):144-147.

21.           Wichterle OLD. Hydrophilic gels for biological use. Nature. 1960;185:117-118.

22.           Bourlais Cl, Acar L, Zia H, et al. Ophthalmic drug delivery systems: recent adavances. Prog Retin Eye Res  1998;17(1)33-58.

23.           Saettone M. Progress and problems in ophthalmic drug delivery. Pharmatechnology  2002;3:1-6.

24.           Gurwitz JH, Glynn RJ, Monane M, et al. Treatment for glaucoma:adherence by the elderly. Am J Public Health  1993:83(5)711-716.

25.           Rotchford AP, Murphy KM. Compliance with timolol treatment in glaucoma. Eye 1998;12:234-236.

26.           Kapoor Y, Chauhan A. Ophthalmic delivery of Cyclosporine A from Brij-97 microemulsion and surfactant-laden p-HEMA hydrogels. Int J Pharm  2008;361(1-2):222-229.

27.           Ciolino JB, Hoare TR, Iwata NG, et al. A drug-eluting contact lens. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci  2009;50:3346-3352.

28.           Hui A, Boone A, Jones L. Uptake and release of ciprofloxacin-HCL from conventional and silicone hydrogel contact lens materials. Eye Contact Lens 2008;34(5):266-271.

29.           Boone A, Hui A, Jones L. Uptake and release of dexamethasone phosphate from silicone hydrogel and group I, II, and IV hydrogel contact lenses. Eye Contact Lens  2009;35(5):260-267.

30.           Schultz CL, Poling TR, Mint JO. A medical device/drug delivery system for treatment of glaucoma. Clin Exp Optom  2009;92(4):343-348.

31.           Ali M, Byrne ME. Controlled release of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid from moleculary imprinted hydrogel contact lenses. Pharm Res  2009;26(3):714-726.

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33.           Leonardi M, Pitchon EM, Bertsch A, et al. Wireless contact lens sensor for intraocular pressure monitoring: assessment on enucleated pig eyes. Acta Ophthalmol  2009;87(4):433-437.

34.           Twa MD, Roberts CJ, Karol HJ, et al. Evaluation of a contact lens-embedded sensor for intraocular pressure measurement. J Glaucoma  2009 Dec 30;e-pub.

35.           Pullum K, Buckley R. Therapeutic and ocular surface indications for scleral contact lenses. Ocul Surf  2007;5(1):40-48.

36.           Romero-Rangel T, Stavrou P, Cotter J, et al.  Gas-permeable scleral contact lens therapy in ocular surface disease. Am J Ophthalmol  2000;130(1):25-32.

37.             Visser ES, Visser R, Van Lier HFF, Otten HM. Modern scleral lenses part II: patient satisfaction. Eye & Contact Lens  2007;33(1):21-25.



(p. 34) Going Green to Evaluate Contact Lens Fit, By Renee J. Garofalo, OD, FAAO, & Alison Carter Ramsey, OD, MS, FAAO


1.        Maldonado-Codina C, Morgan PB, Schnider CM, Efron N. Short-term physiologic response in neophyte subjects fitted with hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2004;81(12):911-921.

2.        Meadows DL, Ramsey AC, Garofalo RG, Ketelson H, Desousa R, Baker J.  The effect of contact lenses and care solutions on conjunctival staining and lens parameters.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009;50:E-Abstract 5652.

3.        Tan J; Keay L; Jalbert, I; Naduvilath, TJ, Sweeney DF, Holden BA. Mucin balls with wear of conventional and silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2003;80(4):291-297.

4.        Henriques M, Sousa C, Lira M, Elisabete M, Oliveira R, Oliveira R, Azeredo J.  Adhesion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis to silicone-hydrogel contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2005;82(6):446-450.

5.        Kodjikian L, Casoli-Bergeron E, Malet F, Janin-Manificat H, Freney J, Burillon C, Colin J, Steghens JP. Bacterial adhesion to conventional hydrogel and new silicone-hydrogel contact lens materials. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2008;246(2):267-273.

6.        Santos L, Rodrigues D, Lira M, Real Oliveira ME, Oliveira R, Vilar EY, Azeredo J.  The influence of lens material and lens wear on the removal and viability of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2008;31(3):126-130.

7.        Stapleton F, Keay L, Edwards K, Naduvilath T, Dart JKG, Brian G, Holden BA.  The incidence of contact lens–related microbial keratitis in Australia. Ophthalmology 2008;115:1655–1662.

8.        Woods J. Overnight wear of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Optician [serial online].  May 4, 2007. Available at:  Accessed February 3, 2008.

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(p. 38) Orthokeratology for Controlling Myopia: Clinical Experiences, By Peter E. Wilcox, OD, & David P. Bartels, OD


1. Smith EL 3rd, Huang J, Hung LF, Blasdel TL, Humbird TL, Bockhorst KH. Hemiretinal form deprivation: evidence for local control of eye growth and refractive development in infant monkeys. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009;50:5057-5069.



(p. 48) Treatment Plan: More Options for Treating Retinal Vein Occlusion, By Leo Semes, OD, FAAO



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(p. 50) Reader and Industry Forum: Noncompliance With Daily Disposables: The Perfect Storm? By Allan G. Ared, BOptom (UNSW) Hons. GradCert (Ocular Therapeutics)



1.      Edwards K, Keay L, Naduvilath T, Stapleton F. A Population survey of the penetrance of contact lens wear in Australia, Ophthalmic Epidemiology Oct 2009;16:5,275-280


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


3. International Contact Lens Prescribing in 2008


4.      Ky W, Scherick K, Stenson S. Clinical survey of lens care in contact lens patients, Journal Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO) Oct 1998;4:194




6.      Efron N, Morgan PB, Hill EA, Raynor MK, Tullo AB. The size location and clinical severity of corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear. Optom Vis Sci 2005;82:519-27


7.      Edwards K, Keay L, Naduvilath T, Stapleton F. The penetrance and characteristics of contact lens wear in Australia. Under review Invest Ophthalmol Visual Sci


8.      Dart et al. Risk factors for microbial keratitis with contemporary contact lenses. Ophthalmology 2008;115:1647-1654


9.   Miller WL, Narayanan S, Jackson J, Bergmanson J. The association of bulbar conjunctival folds with other clinical findings in normal and moderate dry eye subjects. Optometry. 2003 Sep;74(9):576-82


Stapleton et al. The incidence of contact lens related microbial keratitis in Australia. Ophthalmology 2008;115:1655-1662