Author Archives: Sarah Guthrie

New news since TFOS DEWS II

Associate Professor Jennifer P. Craig heads the Ocular Surface Laboratory at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She publishes widely and enjoys presenting on all things dry eye around the world, virtually, if not in person! The field of … Continue reading

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Vision considerations in dry eye, contact lens and cataract patients

Dr. Schachter received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry and opened a private practice in Pismo Beach, CA with an emphasis on ocular surface disease. Dr. Schachter is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University. … Continue reading

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New research on dry eye disease from ARVO

Presented at ARVO 2019 in Vancouver, Jennifer Craig and Michael Wang share the results of their research into the factors that pre-dispose the Asian eye to dry eye disease. Their conclusions raise questions about blinking patterns and meibomian gland function. … Continue reading

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Practitioner Reference: Preservatives and Dry Eye Disease

Appropriate use of preserved and preservative-free artificial tears is a commonly encountered question in clinical practice. The results of a 2019 literature review by Walsh and Jones are summarised in this factsheet, available to download as a reference for eye … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and contact lens wear: what do eye care practitioners and patients need to know?

Karen Walsh is the Professional Education Team Leader and Clinical Scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, (CORE) based at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has previously worked as a Professional Affairs Manager in the contact lens … Continue reading

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Hand hygiene is linked to microbial keratitis and corneal inflammatory events

Karen Walsh is the Professional Education Team Leader and Clinical Scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, (CORE) based at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has previously worked as a Professional Affairs Manager in the contact lens … Continue reading

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The effect of adding ‘no water’ stickers to contact lens cases

Dr. Arshad received her PhD from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Sydney, Australia in 2020. After graduating with a BSc(h) Optom in 2011 from Pakistan, Dr. Arshad completed her M.Phil thesis in 2015. Dr. Arshad has worked … Continue reading

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Supporting good habits for contact lens wearers

Produced by CORE, and available through contact lens update, there are four patient handouts which eye care practitioners can download, print, and make use of in practice. The first gives five facts contact lens wearers should know during the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Contact Lens Compendium

The Contact Lens Compendium is an up-to-date listing of contact lenses and solutions available in Canada.  It is available for free as a searchable online database for Canadian eye care professionals.  The 2020 issue is now available to download.

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Contact lens biosensors: Can we sense our tears?

Download PDF Chau-Minh Phan is a research scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, and co-founder of Tricolops Technology and OcuBlink Inc. His research interests primarily focus on developing biomaterials for ocular drug delivery and in vitro eye … Continue reading

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