Issue 60 | June 2021
Key points summarised to enable evidence-based contact lens practice. The Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR) brought together 10 committees and more than 100 authors from 16 countries to produce 300 pages of scientific review. It covers all aspects of contact lens practice, from routine fitting through to specialty lenses, management of complications, and future technology. This issue of Contact Lens Update is dedicated to CLEAR, providing an overall editorial commentary, summarizing each report into a five-minute read, and delivering a free downloadable summary for all eye care professionals to help inform their evidence-based practice.
- Editorial - The CLEAR reports – clarity, consensus, and cogitation
- Feature Article - Summary – Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Report
- Conference Highlights - Comfort and vision correlations in daily disposable multifocal lenses
- Clinical Insight - CLEAR Summary
Issue 59 | April 2021
Review best practice diagnosis and management of ocular allergy. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, allergy season is upon us bringing in patients with itchy, uncomfortable eyes. This issue reviews the thorough diagnosis and contemporary management of the condition, from the in-depth editorial covering all aspects of ocular allergy, to the evidence-based approach in the clinical insight. Review the latest treatment options and know when to co-manage these patients, along with gaining insight from the feature article into the links between ocular allergy and dry eye disease. Finally, check out the conference highlight for a glimpse of the drug-release profile from a novel antihistamine-containing contact lens.
- Editorial - Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Feature Article - Allergy and dry eye disease
- Conference Highlights - The ex-vivo drug amount of an antihistamine releasing contact lens
- Clinical Insight - A contemporary look at allergic conjunctivitis
Issue 58 | February 2021
Top questions answered, new research results and how to use in practice. What is the normal appearance of meibomian glands in young people? Are those glands affected by contact lens wear? Andrew Pucker’s editorial reviews the evidence to answer several commonly asked questions such as these. The clinical relevance of new research on dry eye and meibomian gland changes in young adults is discussed by Andrea Lasby in the feature article, and Mariam Alkawally’s study on the effects of eyeliner on the lid margin is shared in the conference highlight. Finally, a brand new feature is launched in this issue, with Andrea Lasby giving a view from practice by sharing an extremely relevant clinical case, addressing dry eye and poor contact lens tolerance in one of her patients.
- Editorial - Meibomian Gland Morphology Questions & Answers
- Feature Article - The Association Between Meibomian Gland Dropout and Dry Eyes in Contact Lens Wearers
- Conference Highlights - The Effect of Marginal Eyeliner Use on Tears and Meibomian Gland Function
- Clinical Insight - Case Study: Utilizing Meibography to Address Contact Lens Intolerance
Issue 57 | December 2020
A global view on clinical practice during a pandemic. COVID-19 and clinical practice has been the subject of many peer review and clinical articles since the declaration of the global pandemic in March 2020. As the year draws to a close Contact Lens Update wanted to understand how eye care practitioners (ECPs) have coped with the events of the last few months. The editorial of this special edition paints a picture of those experiences in ten different countries through the eyes of practitioners involved in many aspects of routine and specialist patient care. From coping with necessary changes at the start of the pandemic, returning to routine practice and through to looking towards the future, our global panel summarise their journey; one that many ECPs have covered during the year. Some of their insights touch on patient-related experiences such as the efficacy of mask wearing, and dry eyes associated with use of masks and digital devices. All of these topics are further expanded on in the other sections of this issue.
- Editorial - A Year in Review: A Global Perspective on the Most Extraordinary of Years in Clinical Practice
- Feature Article - Face coverings and mask to minimise droplet dispersion and aerosolisation: a video case study
- Conference Highlights - Increase in Dry Eye Symptoms Among Middle and High School Students After Initiation of Online Learning Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
- Clinical Insight - Infographic: Mask Associated Dry Eye (MADE)