Issue 24 | February 2015
Meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis and Demodex impact a wide range of patients. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Alisa Sivak poses some questions about how eye care professionals communicate with patients about these conditions, Milton Hom recounts the ways in which he learned to pay more attention to conditions affecting his patients’ eyelids, William Ngo reviews an alternative technique for isolating and viewing Demodex (Mastota 2013) and Etty Bitton shares her experiences in differentiating Demodex from blepharitis. Be sure to look for our patient handout on meibomian gland dysfunction! You will find it within the editorial, along with a short survey requesting your input.
- Editorial - The significance of eyelid conditions for patients
- Feature Article - Identifying Demodex in the eyelash follicle without epilation
- Conference Highlights - A case of mistaken blepharitis identity: staph or demodex?
- Clinical Insight - Meibomian gland disfunction and Demodex: A tale of two mentors
Issue 23 | December 2014
What does research show about the effect of cosmetics on the eye? In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Alison Ng explains how it can impact the tear film and meibomian glands, among other concerns; Nadine Furtado reviews a article about the impact of eye cosmetics on ocular comfort (Ng 2012), and we share the highlights of a study examining the impact of cosmetics on contact lens performance. Download our patient handout providing eye makeup tips for people who wear contact lenses!
- Editorial - Makeup and your eyes: friend or foe?
- Feature Article - Eye cosmetic usage and associated ocular comfort
- Conference Highlights - The impact of eye cosmetics on contact lens wear: Lab-based research results
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Eye makeup tips for people who wear soft contact lenses
Issue 22 | October 2014
What’s new in myopia control research? In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Kate Gifford provides an overview of the latest research, Alex Hui focuses on the use of two different dosages of atropine in a review of two recent papers by Chua and colleagues and Ian Morgan describes a study providing proof of principle for the positive effects of increased outdoor activity in children. Overwhelmed by the details of myopia control research? Download our one-page research brief outlining a range of myopia control interventions as well as the complexity, uncertainty and debate surrounding them.
- Editorial - The latest on myopia control
- Feature Article - Atropine for the treatment of childhood myopia: An article review
- Conference Highlights - Proof of principal that increased outdoor time reduces the incidence of myopia: A conference synopsis
- Clinical Insight - Research Brief: The Complex Nature of Myopia Control Research
Issue 21 | September 2014
The prevalence of myopia is increasing significantly worldwide. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Jake Sivak explains why it is appropriate to refer to this growth as an epidemic, Farah Panjwani reviews an article exploring the economic cost of myopia and Alisa Sivak summarizes recent research on myopia in China. Don’t forget to look at our downloadable research brief, which highlights myopia prevalence worldwide.
- Editorial - The Myopia Epidemic Today
- Feature Article - The Economic Cost of Myopia in Adults Aged Over 40 Years in Singapore
- Conference Highlights - Conference Synopsis: Myopia in China (ARVO 2014)
- Clinical Insight - Research Brief: Prevalence of Myopia