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
Issue 20 | July 2014
Interest in colour and decorative contact lenses has been rekindled as the result of recent technological advances and new designs. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Christine Sindt provides some thoughts on the safe use of cosmetic lenses and an update on modern cosmetic lens advantages, Doerte Luensmann reviews a meta-analysis of tinted soft contact lens complications (Rah et al. 2013), and Amir Moezzi reports the results of a study assessing whether the addition of pigments in Johnson and Johnson’s new “limbal ring” lenses has any impact on corneal swelling during normal wear. Don’t forget to have a look at our handout reminding patients to talk to their eye care professional about cosmetic lens options!
- Editorial - Cosmetic or decorative contact lenses
- Feature Article - A meta-analysis of studies on cosmetically tinted soft contact lenses
- Conference Highlights - Open eye corneal swelling with 1-DAY ACUVUE DEFINE and 1-DAY ACUVUE DEFINE with Lacreaon compared to 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Play it safe no matter what type of contact lens!
Issue 19 | April 2014
What do we know about contact lens discomfort? The 2013 Report of the Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort, spearheaded by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society, was essential reading for eye care practitioners. If you haven't had time to read the full report, published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, this edition of Contact Lens Update will provide you with some highlights as well as links to the report itself. In this edition, Sruthi Srinivasan provides an overview of the purpose and outcomes of the workshop; the research team at the Centre for Contact Lens Research summarizes each of the committee's reports; Anson Chan describes the case of a typical patient presenting with contact lens discomfort; and Subbam Basuthkar describes a study investigating the correlates of subjective and objective measurements of ocular discomfort.
- Editorial - Overview: 2013 report from the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society’s Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort
- Feature Article - Summary: 2013 Report of the Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort
- Conference Highlights - Correlates of Subjective and Objective Measures of Ocular Discomfort
- Clinical Insight - Contact lens discomfort solved through appropriate choice of lenses
Issue 18 | March 2014
Technological advances allow us to view the eye in fresh ways, leading to interesting and sometimes significant progress in our interpretation of ocular physiology and its interaction with contact lenses. In this edition of Contact Lens Update: Nicola Pritchard provides an overview of new technologies for assessing the contact lens wearing eye, Marc Schulze reviews an article (Hwang et al., 2013) about real-time, three-dimensional imaging of the meibomian glands, Daniela Hagenasr and Mathew Petroll report on three-dimensional assessment of in vivo corneal wound healing using a modified HRT-RCM confocal microscope and Alisa Sivak summarizes 2013 conference presentations on the subject of new technology.
- Editorial - New technologies for assessing the contact lens wearing eye
- Feature Article - In vivo 3D meibography of the human eyelid using real time imaging Fourier-Domain OCT
- Conference Highlights - 3-Dimensional Assessment of In Vivo Corneal Wound Healing using a Modified HRT-RCM Confocal Microscope
- Clinical Insight - Conference synopsis: New technology in contact lens research