Contact Lens Spectrum

January 2011

Document #182





(p. 16) Research Review: Should You Use Corticosteroids to Treat Bacterial Keratitis? By Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, MS, FAAO


  1. Carmicael et al. Topical Steroids in the Treatment of Central and Paracentral corneal ulcers. Br. J Ophthalmol 1990; 74; 528-531.


  1. Wilhelmus K. Indecision about Corticosteroids for Bacterial Keratitis. An Evidence-based Update. Ophthalmology 2002. 109:835-844)



  1. Srinivasan M, Lalitha P, et al. Corticosteroids for Bacterial Corneal Ulcers. Br J Ophthalmol 2009; 93(2):198-202.


  1. Matoba AY, et al. Bacterial Keratitis: Preferred Practice Pattern: American Academy of Ophthalmology. 2000.  




(p. 20) GP Insights: Managing Compromise With Large-Diameter Corneal GPs. By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO


  1. Jinabhai, A. Radhakrishnan, H. O’Donnell, C. Visual Acuity and Ocular Aberrations With Different Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Fitting in Keratoconus Eye and Contact Lens 2010;4:233-237.




(p. 22) Dry Eye Dx and Tx: A Look at Conjunctivochalasis, By William Townsend, OD, FAAO


1.      Meller D, Tseng SC. Conjunctivochalasis: literature review and possible pathophysiology. Surv Ophthalmol. 1998 Nov-Dec;43(3):225-32.


2.      Mimura T, Usui T, Yamamoto H, Yamagami S, Funatsu H, Noma H, Honda N, Fukuoka S, Amano S. Conjunctivochalasis and contact lenses Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul;148(1):20-5.e1.


3.      Yokoi N, Komuro A, Nishii M, Inagaki K, Tanioka H, Kawasaki S, Kinoshita S. Clinical impact of conjunctivochalasis on the ocular surface. Cornea. 2005 Nov;24(8 Suppl):S24-S31.


4.      Mimura T, Yamagami S, Usui T, Funatsu H, Mimura Y, Noma H, Honda N, Amano S. Changes of conjunctivochalasis with age in a hospital-based study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jan;147(1):171-177.e1


5.      Francis IC, Chan DG, Kim P, Wilcsek G, Filipic M, Yong J, Coroneo MT. Case-controlled clinical and histopathological study of conjunctivochalasis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Mar;89(3):302-5


6.      Li DQ, Meller D, Liu Y, Tseng SC. Overexpression of MMP-1 and MMP-3 by cultured conjunctivochalasis fibroblasts. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2000 Feb;41(2):404-10.


7.      Yokoi N, Inatomi T, Kinoshita S. Surgery of the conjunctiva. Dev Ophthalmol. 2008;41:138-58.


8.      Kheirkhah A, Casas V, Blanco G, Li W, Hayashida Y, Chen YT, Tseng SC. Amniotic membrane transplantation with fibrin glue for conjunctivochalasis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug;144(2):311-3.





(p. 36) Fitting Scleral Lenses in Keratoconus Patients, By James S. Li, OD


1. Rosenthal P.  Evolution of an Ocular Surface Prosthesis.  Contact Lens Spectrum 2009: 32-38


2. DeNaeyer GW, Breece R.  Fitting Techniques for Scleral Lens Design.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  January 2009


3. Sindt C.  Basic Scleral Lens Fitting and Design.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  October 2008


4. Rosenthal P.  The Boston Scleral Lens Prosthesis.  Boston Foundation of Sight


5. Visser ES,Visser R van Lier HJ, Otten HM.  Modern Scleral Lenses Part I: Clinical Features.  Eye Contact Lens.  2007 Jan; 33(1):13-20


6. Visser ES,Visser R van Lier HJ, Otten HM.  Modern Scleral Lenses Part II: Patient Satisfaction.  Eye Contact Lens.  2007 Jan; 33(1):21-5


7. Gungor I, Schlor K, Rosenthal P, Jacobs D.  The Boston Scleral Lens in the Treatment of Pediatic Patients.  Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabusmus.  2008; 12:263-267


8. Schornack MM, Patel SV. Scleral Lenses in the Management of Keratoconus.  Eye and Contact Lens 2010:1:39-44


9. Segal O, Barkana Y, Hourovitz D, et al.  Scleral Contact Lenses May Help Where Other Modalities Fail.  Cornea 2003. 22(4): 308-311


10. Gemoules G.  A Novel Method of Fitting Scleral Lenses Using High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomoraphy.  Eye and Contact Lens 2008.  34(2): 80-83


11. 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 and Contact Lens 2005.  31(3): 130-134


12. Ye P, Sun A, Weissman BA.  Role of Mini-Scleral Gas-Permeable Lenses in the Treatment of Corneal Disorders.  Eye and Contact Lens 2007.  33(2): 111-113


13. Rosenthal P, Cotter JM, Baum J.  Treatment of Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defect With Extended Wear of a Fluid-Ventilated Gas-Permeable Scleral Contact Lens.  American Journal of Ophthalmology 2000; 130: 33-41


14. Tan DTH, Pullum KW, Buckley RJ.  Medical Applications of Scleral Contact Lenses: 1. A Retrospective Analysis of 343 Cases.  Cornea 1995. 14(2): 121-129


15. Tan DTH, Pullum KW, Buckley RJ.  Medical Applications of Scleral Contact Lenses: 2. Gas –Permeable Scleral Contact Lenses.  Cornea 1995. 14(2): 130-137


16. Romero-Rangel T, Stavrou P, Cotter J, Rosenthal P, Baltatzis S, Foster S.  Gas-Permeable Scleral Contact Lens Therapy in Ocular Surface Disease.  American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2000; 130:25-32


17. Schornack MM, Baratz KH, Patel SV, Maguire LJ.  Jupiter Scleral Lenses in the Management of Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease.  Eye and Contact Lens. 2008. 34(6):302-305


18. Dua HS, Azuara-Blanco A.  Limbal Stem Cells of the Corneal Epithelium.  Survey of Ophthalmology 2000 Mar-Apr.  44(5):415-425



(p. 50) Reader and Industry Forum: Daily Disposables and Infections: Why So Many? By Charles W. McMonnies, MSc


1.      Cho P, Boost M.  Rivers and mountains may change, human nature does not! (Traditional Chinese saying). Cont Lens Ant Eye 2009; 32: 155-156.

2.      Dart JKG, Radford CF, Minassian D, Verma S, Stapleton F. Risk factors for microbial keratitis with contemporary contact lenses. Ophthalmology 2008; 115: 1647-1654.

3.      Fleiszig SM, Evans DJ. Pathogenesis of contact lens-associated microbial keratitis. Optom Vis Sci 2010; 87: 225-232.

4.      Niyadurupola N, Illingworth C. Acanthamoeba keratitis associated with misuse of daily disposable contact lenses . Cont Lens Ant Eye 2009; 29: 269-271.

5.      Rummenie VT, Matsumoto Y, Dogru M, et al. Tear cytokine and ocular surface alterations following brief passive cigarette smoke exposure. Cytokine 2008; 43: 200-208. 

6.      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.

7.      Wu YT, Harmis NY, Iskander SY, Wilcox M, Stapleton F. Profile and frequency of microbial contamination of contact lens cases. Optom Vis Sci 2010; 87: E152-E158.