Contact Lens Spectrum


December 2012

Document #205



(p. 1) News Spectrum – Remembering Hikaru Hamano, MD

By Contact Lens Spectrum editorial staff


       Schaeffer J, Beiting J. Key Developments in Contact Lens Materials and Design, 1975-2000. Contact Lens Pioneers, a supplement to Review of Optometry, September 2007

       Hamano H, Watanabe K, Hamano T, et al. A study of the complications induced by conventional and disposable contact lenses. CLAO J 1994;20(2):103-8.




(p. 9) Editor’s Perspective – Inflammatory Events and Silicone Hydrogels

By Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO


       Szczotka-Flynn L, Diaz-Insua M. Risk of corneal inflammatory events with silicone hydrogel and low-Dk hydrogel extended contact lens wear: a meta-analysis. Optom Vis Sci. 2007;125:1-5.


       Chalmers RL, McNally J, Kern J. Multi-center case control study of the role of lens materials and care products on the development of corneal infiltrates. Optom Vis Sci 2012;89:316-325


     Chalmers RL, Mitchell GL, Lam DY, et al. Age and other risk factors for corneal infiltrative and inflammatory events in young soft contact lens wearers from the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011;52:6690-6696.


       Radford CF, Minassian D, Dart JK, Stapleton F, Verma S. Risk factors for nonulcerative contact lens complications in an ophthalmic accident and emergency department: a case-control study. Ophthalmology. 2009;116:385-392.




(p. 10) Research Review - Tinted Contact Lenses for Wavelength-Specific Treatments

By Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, MS, FAAO


    Takahashi Y et al. Self Induced Photogenic Seizures in a Child with Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy: Optical Investigations and Treatments. Epilepsia. 36(7): 728-732. 1995.


    Takahashi T, Tsukahara Y. Influence of colour on the photoconvulsive response. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 1976;41:124–126.


    Takahashi T, Tsukahara Y. Usefulness of blue sunglasses in photosensitive epilepsy. Epilepsia 1992;33:517–521.


    Capovilla G. et al. Suppressive Efficacy by a Commercially Available Blue Lens on PPR in 610 Photosensitive Epilepsy Patients. Epilepsia 47(3): 529-533, 2006.


    Quirk JA, Fish DR, Smith SJM, et al. Incidence of photosensitive epilepsy: a prospective national study. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 1995;95:260–267


    Helen A. Swarbrick, Phuong Nguyen, Tuyen Nguyen and Phuong Pham. The ChromaGen contact lens system: colour vision test results and subjective responses.  Ophthal. Physiol. Opt. Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 182±196, 2001


    La Bissoniere, P. E. (1974). The X-Chrom lens. Int. Contact Lens Clin. 1 (4), 48±55.


    Siegel, I. M. (1981). The X-Chrom lens. On seeing red. Surv.Ophthalmol. 25, 312±324.


    Schmidt, I. (1976). Visual aids for correction of red-green colour deficiencies. Can. J. Optom. 38, 38±47.


Matsumoto, E. R., Johnson, C. A. and Post, R. B. (1982). Effect of X-Chrom lens wear on chromatic discrimination and stereopsis in color-de®cient observers. Am. J. Optom. Physiol. Optics 60, 297±302.


Welsh, K. W., Vaughan, J. A. and Rasmussen, P. G. (1979). Aeromedical implications of the X-Chrom lens for improving color vision de®ciencies. Aviat. Space Environ. Med. 50, 249± 255.


Ditmars, D. L. and Keener, R. J. (1976). A contact lens for the treatment of color vision defects. Military Med. 141, 319±322.


Paulson, H. M. (1980). The X-Chrom lens for correction of color deficiency. Military Med. 145, 557±560.


Pye, D. C. and Dain, S. J. (1988). The X-Chrom lens: a case study. Clin. Exp. Optom. 71, 91±93.


Taylor, S. P. (1982). The X-Chrom lens-a case study. Ophthal. Physiol. Opt. 2, 165±170.




(p. 13) GP Insights - Managing Post-LASIK Corneal Irregularity

By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO


•   “Post LASIK Ectasia” ASCRS Member Survey, April 2003.




(p. 16) Dry Eye Dx and Tx - Ocular Surface Disease and Contact Lens Wear

By Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO


        •   Henriquez AS, Korb, DR. Meibomian glands and contact lens wear. Br J Ophthalmology. 1981 Feb; 65(2):108-11.

       Korb, DR, Blackie CA.  Meibomian gland diagnostic expressibility: correlation with dry eye symptoms and gland location. Cornea. 2008 Dec; 27 (10): 1142-7.



(p. 17) Contact Lens Care & Compliance - Lens Bacterial Biofilm Formation

By Michael A. Ward, MMSc, FAAO


Dutta D, Nerida C, Willcox . Factors influencing bacterial adhesion to contact lenses. Mol Vis. 2012; 18: 14–21


Dunne WM Jr. 2002. Review. Bacterial adhesion: Seen any good biofilms lately? Clin Microbiol Rev 15: 155-166 Accessed 110412  Accessed 110412


Giraldez MJ, Resua CG, Lira M, Oliveira ME, Magarinos B, Toranzo AE, Yebra-Pimentel E. Contact lens hydrophobicity and roughness effects on bacterial adhesion. Optom Vis Sci. 2010; 87:E426-31. [PMID: 20375748] <>

Santos L, Rodrigues D, Lira M, Oliveira M, Oliveira R, Vilar E, Azeredo J. The influence of surface treatment on hydrophobicity, protein adsorption and microbial colonisation of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2007; 30:183-8. [PMID: 17291818] <>




(p. 18) Is the Key to Successful Lens Wear in the Lens or in the Bottle?

By William J. Gleason, OD, FAAO


      N Pritchard, D Fonn, D Brazeau. Discontinuation of contact lens wear: a survey. International Contact Lens Clinic, 1999; 26:6 157-162

      Jonathan H. Teichroeb*, James A. Forrest†, Valentina Ngai‡, James W. Martin, Lyndon Jones and John Medley†, Imaging Protein Deposits on Contact Lens Materials, OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE 2008, VOL. 85, NO. 12, PP. 1151–1164

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

      JKG Dart, C Radford, D Minassian, S Verma, F Stapleton.  Risk factors for microbial keratitis with contemporary contact lenses. A case-control study. Ophthalmology 2008;115:1647–1654.

      J Rumpakis. New data on contact lens dropouts: An international perspective. Review of Optometry, 2010 Jan; 1-4

      Jonathan H. Teichroeb*, James A. Forrest†, Valentina Ngai‡, James W. Martin, Lyndon Jones and John Medley†, Imaging Protein Deposits on Contact Lens Materials, OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, VOL. 85, NO. 12, PP. 1151–1164



(p. 22) Evaluating Silicone Hydrogel Multifocals

By Joe Rappon, OD, MS, FAAO; Anne Brobst, OD, FAAO; Chiao-Hua Wang, MS; & Peter Bergenske, OD, FAAO


    Holden B and Mertz G. Critical Oxygen Levels to Avoid Corneal Edema for Daily and Extended Wear Contact Lenses. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 1984;25(10):1161-7.

    Fonn D, du Toit R, Simpson TL, et al. Sympathetic Swelling Response of the Control Eye to Soft Lenses in the Other Eye. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 1999;40(13):3116-21.

    Papas E, Vajdic CM, Austen R, et al. High-oxygen-transmissibility Soft Contact Lenses Do Not Induce Limbal Hyperaemia. Current Eye Research 1997;16(9):942-8.

    Dumbleton K, Chalmers RL, Richter DB, et al. Vascular Response to Extended Wear of Hydrogel Lenses with High and Low Oxygen Permeability. Optometry and Vision Science 2001;78(3):147-51.

    Chalmers R, Long B, Dillehay S, et al. Improving Contact-Lens Related Dryness Symptoms with Silicone Hydrogel Lenses. Optometry and Vision Science 2008;85(8):778-84.

    Bergenske P, Long B, Dillehay S, et al. Long-term Clinical Results: 3 Years of Up to 30-Night Continuous Wear of Lotrafilcon A silicone Hydrogel and daily Wear of Low-Dk/t Hydrogel Lenses. Eye & Contact Lens 2007;33(2):74-80.

    Stern J, Wong R, Naduvilath TJ, et al. Comparison of the Performance of 6- or 30-night extended wear schedules with silicone hydrogel lenses over 3 years.  Optometry and Vision Science 2004;81(6):398-406.

    Morgan P, Woods CA, Tranoudis IG, et al.  International Contact Lens Prescribing in 2008. Contact Lens Spectrum 2009; 24(2). pp. 28-32.

    Abelson M, Ousler G, Maffei C. Dry Eye in 2008. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2009;20(4):282-6.

  Woods J, Woods C, Fonn D. Early Symptomatic Presbyopes - What Correction Modality Works Best? Eye & Contact Lens 2009; 35(5):221-6.

  Long B; Giles T. Silicone hydrogel options for presbyopes. 06.02.09 pp. 32-7.

• Rappon J, Rothschild M. Can two centre-near silicone hydrogel multifocal contact     lenses perform differently with emerging presbyopes? Cont Lens Ant Eye. 2009; 32: 244



(p. 30) Daily Disposable Lenses in Urban Environments

By Marjorie J. Rah, OD, PhD, FAAO


Krzyzanowski M, Kuna-Dibbert B, Schneider J, eds. Health effects of transport-related air pollution: World Health Organization Europe; 2005.

2.         Kunzli N, Kaiser R, Medina S, et al. Public-health impact of outdoor and traffic-related air pollution: a European assessment. Lancet. Sep 2 2000;356(9232):795-801.

3.         Kunzli N, Perez L. Evidence based public health - the example of air pollution. Swiss Med Wkly. May 2 2009;139(17-18):242-250.

4.         Saxena R, Srivastava S, Trivedi D, Anand E, Joshi S, Gupta SK. Impact of environmental pollution on the eye. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. Oct 2003;81(5):491-494.

5.         Andres S, Garcia ML, Espina M, Valero J, Valls O. Tear pH, air pollution, and contact lenses. Am J Optom Physiol Opt. Aug 1988;65(8):627-631.

6.         Rozanova E, Heilig P, Godnic-Cvar J. The eye--a neglected organ in environmental and occupational medicine: an overview of known environmental and occupational non-traumatic effects on the eyes. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. Jun 2009;60(2):205-215.

7.         Bourcier T, Viboud C, Cohen JC, et al. Effects of air pollution and climatic conditions on the frequency of ophthalmological emergency examinations. Br J Ophthalmol. Jul 2003;87(7):809-811.

8.         Wolkoff P, Nojgaard JK, Franck C, Skov P. The modern office environment desiccates the eyes? Indoor Air. Aug 2006;16(4):258-265.

9.         Menzies R, Tamblyn R, Farant JP, Hanley J, Nunes F. The effect of varying levels of outdoor-air supply on the symptoms of sick building syndrome. N Engl J Med. Mar 25 1993;328(12):821-827.

10.       Backman H, Haghighat F. Indoor-air quality and ocular discomfort. J Am Optom Assoc. May 1999;70(5):309-316.

11.       Needs, Symptoms, Incidence, Global eye Health Trends (NSIGHT) Study. Market Probe Europe. . December 2009.




(p. 43) Pearls for Fitting Keratoconus

By Vivian Phan, OD; Bartly J. Mondino, MD; & Barry A. Weissman, OD, PhD, FAAO




(p. 48) Contact Lens Practice Pearls - Tips for Getting Started With Corneal Reshaping

By John Mark Jackson, OD, MS, FAAO


Pauline Cho and Sin-Wan Cheung. (2012) Retardation of Myopia in Orthokeratology (ROMIO) Study: a 2-year randomized clinical trial. (FULL TEXT) Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. Oct 11, 2012 Vol. 53 no. 11, doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-10565

Jacinto Santodomingo-Rubido, Cesar Villa-Collar, Bernard Gilmartin and Ramon Gutierrez-Ortega. (2012)Myopia Control with Orthokeratology Contact Lenses in Spain (MCOS): Refractive and Biometric Changes. (ABSTRACT) Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Published online before print June 22, 2012 doi 10.1167/iovs.11-8005




(p. 51) Treatment Plan - An Alternative Remedy for VMT

By Leo Semes, OD, FAAO


     Stalmans P, Benz ,  Gandorfer A, et al.  Enzymatic vitreolysis with ocriplasmin for vitreomacular traction and macular holes. N Engl J Med 2012;367:606-15.


(p. 52) Reader and Industry Forum - Stargardt’s Disease and Contact Lenses

By Kara Pasner, OD, MS


     Quillen, David A., Blondi, Barbara A., Clinical Retina;  American Medical Association Press, 2002, page 180 – 181

      R.S. young, R.A. Krefman, R. J. Anderson et al., Two additional benefits of dark glasses on rod vision in patients with congenital achromatopsia; Am J Optom Physiol Opt, 60 (1) (1983), pp 56-60 

     R.S. Young, R.A. Krefman, G.A. Fishman. Visual improvements with red-tinted glasses in a patient with cone dystrophy. Arch Ophthalmol, 100 (2) (1982), PP. 268-271)

      Park W.L., Sunness J.S., Red contact lenses for alleviation of photophobia in patients with cone disorders.  American Journal of Ophthalmology2004 Apr; 137(4):774-5.

      M.M. Schornack, W.L. Brown, D.W. Siemsen; The use of tinted contact lenses in the management of achromatopsia. Journal of Optometry, Optometry. 2007 Jan; 78 (1) :17-22.

      Eperjesi F, Fowler CW, Evans BJ. Do tinted lenses or filters improve visual performance in low vision? A review of the literature. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics; 2002 Jan; 22(1):68-77


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