Issue 16 | October 2013
Today’s lens materials offer a multitude of benefits, including better comfort and antimicrobial properties. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Lyndon Jones revisits the benefits of hydrogel materials; Lakshman Subbaraman reviews a 2012 article assessing lens properties that impact the uptake of preservatives; Debarun Dutta presents the results of a study investigating the efficacy of antimicrobial contact lenses; and Alisa Sivak summarizes new materials research.
- Editorial - Hydrogel contact lens materials: Dead and buried or about to rise again?
- Feature Article - Contact lens material properties that influence preservative uptake
- Conference Highlights - Antimicrobial activity of melimine or cathelicidin bound to contact lenses
- Clinical Insight - New developments in contact lens materials: A conference synopsis
Issue 15 | August 2013
Solution-induced corneal staining (SICS) has been a hot topic since the first reports in 2002, but what does the latest research tell us? In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Maud Gorbet explains what we know about the cellular mechanism of this controversial topic, Cameron Postnikoff reviews a 2011 article that contradicts earlier theories of the staining mechanism behind SICS and Jill Woods describes the results of a pilot study investigating symptoms associated with SICS as well as its typical presentation pattern.
- Editorial - Solution-induced corneal staining: Insights from the laboratory
- Feature Article - What is sodium fluorescein really staining? New insights from corneal impression cytology
- Conference Highlights - Solution-Induced Corneal Staining (SICS): Symptoms and Staining Patterns
- Clinical Insight - What do we know about solution-induced corneal staining?
Issue 14 | June 2013
A number of contact lens-related conjunctival findings have been highlighted in the research literature over the last decade, including lid wiper epitheliopathy, conjunctival flaps, lid-parallel conjunctival folds and conjunctival indentation. In this issue of Contact Lens Update Cécile Maissa provides an overview of their presentation, location and presumed mechanical causes as well as their possible effect on comfort, Jalaiah Varikooty shares slit-lamp videos and images highlighting the clinical appearance of these findings, Sruthi Srinivasan reviews a paper by Korb et al. (2002) describing a study evaluating whether dry eye symptoms are associated with LWE in contact lens wearers, and Lyndon Jones’ team describe the results of a lid wiper study carried out in a low humidity environmental exposure chamber.
- Editorial - Contact lens interaction with the conjunctiva and its influence on comfort
- Feature Article - Lid wiper epitheliopathy and dry eye symptoms in contact lens wearers: A review
- Conference Highlights - The evaluation of lid wiper epitheliopathy in contact lens wearers in a controlled low humidity environmental exposure chamber
- Clinical Insight - Clinical images: Lid wiper epitheliopathy, conjunctival flap, lid-parallel conjunctival folds and conjunctival indentation
Issue 13 | March 2013
Research has shown that children as young as eight can successfully handle, care for and wear contact lenses, particularly with the availability of new materials and daily disposable lenses. So why are so few children being fitted? In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Jeff Walline explores some of the myths that may discourage clinicians from prescribing contact lenses for young children, and Lindsay Paquette reviews a 2011 article by Chalmers et al., which explores risk factors for corneal and inflammatory events in young soft contact lens wearers. Check out Beth Kinoshita’s ARVO 2012 poster reviewing minus soft contact lens power progression in young myopes – and don’t forget to have a look at a new resource from the Centre for Contact Lens Research: an information handout for parents.
- Editorial - Busting myths about kids and contact lenses
- Feature Article - Age and other risk factors for corneal infiltrative and inflammatory events in young soft contact lens wearers: A Review
- Conference Highlights - Minus soft contact lens power progression in young myopes: a retrospective chart review
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Can kids wear contact lenses?