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?
Issue 12 | January 2013
Are daily disposables the Holy Grail of contact lens wear or do they have their own set of problems? In the latest issue of Contact Lens Update, Eric Papas looks at the growing popularity of this modality worldwide, Isabelle Jalbert examines their use as bandage lenses, Michael Spyridon explores their utility for patients who have difficulty wearing other types of contact lenses, and Jennie Diec reviews the risk of contamination associated with re-use of a daily disposable lens.
- Editorial - The daily disposable takeover
- Feature Article - Contamination of re-used daily disposable contact lenses: A Review
- Conference Highlights - Refitting ‘problem’ reusable contact lens wearers with daily disposable lenses
- Clinical Insight - One-day silicone hydrogel as a therapeutic lens in a severely symptomatic case of meibomian gland dysfunction
Issue 11 | November 2012
Good care and maintenance are essential components of contact lens wear, and modern lens care systems have evolved to provide better comfort and antimicrobial efficacy. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Percy Lazon de la Jara reviews the recent history of lens care systems and considers the factors necessary for optimal lens care; Daniel Tillia looks at associations between solution induced corneal staining, corneal infiltrative events and case contamination, and reviews an article on the efficacy of contact lens solutions against three types of bacterial biofilm (Szczotka-Flynn, 2009); and Maria Markoulli relays the case of a patient who developed solution-induced corneal staining and bilateral asymptomatic infiltrative keratitis.
- Editorial - Is the solution the real solution?
- Feature Article - How effective are contact lens care solutions?
- Conference Highlights - Associations between solution induced corneal staining, corneal infiltrative events, and Gram-negative bacteria case contamination
- Clinical Insight - Solution-induced corneal staining: Review and case study
Issue 10 | September 2012
Scleral lens design and technology have come a long way since their introduction, 125 years ago. Originally manufactured in glass and PMMA, these lenses are now available in more oxygen permeable materials with updated manufacturing techniques, allowing for longer wearing times, easier lens fitting, improved comfort and better ocular health. This issue of Contact Lens Update describes the current landscape of scleral lens fitting and its implications for patients with irregular corneas.
- Editorial - Beyond the corneal borders: An update on scleral lens fitting
- Feature Article - Importance of scleral contact lenses in clinical practice: A review
- Conference Highlights - Jupiter Scleral Lenses: The UC Davis Eye Center experience
- Clinical Insight - Scleral silicone hydrogel contact lens as a therapeutic contact lens