Issue 65 | April 2022
Specialty rigid lenses (sclerals and orthokeratology) can be highly beneficial for the management of complicated cases. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Maria Walker provides a comprehensive review of using rigid lenses in patients with dry eye; Daddi Fadel discusses the impact of a surface treated scleral lens on comfort in dry eye patients; Boris Severinsky shows the benefits of fitting scleral lenses to manage ocular surface disease and Melanie Frogozo provides a case report of using a scleral lens to manage a persistent epithelial defect.
- Editorial - Managing Dry Eye With Rigid Contact Lenses
- Feature Article - Article Review: Assessment of a Novel Lens Surface Treatment for Scleral Lens Wearers with Dry Eye
- Conference Highlights - From Vision to Ocular Surface Rehabilitation: A Paradigm Shift in Scleral Lens Prescribing
- Clinical Insight - Use of a scleral contact lens to manage a patient with a persistent epithelial defect due to neurotrophic keratitis
Issue 64 | February 2022
We all know that many patients don’t comply with practitioner recommendations for lens replacement frequency, wear and care. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Desmond Fonn gives an overview of the risks of patient non-compliance with lens replacement frequency, Debarun Dutta provides insights for clinicians based on key findings in a paper investigating soft contact lens compliance, and we share the work of John Gialousakis who investigated the impact of appropriate education on contact lens related bad habits. Download our patient handout, developed by Alison Ng, to use as a starting point for conversations with patients about why it’s important to follow recommended replacement schedules.
- Editorial - Non-Compliance With Contact Lens Replacement Schedules: Does it really matter?
- Feature Article - A study of contact lens compliance in a non-clinical setting
- Conference Highlights - Contact lens noncompliance arising from improper education
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Replace your contact lenses on time
Issue 63 | December 2021
Another year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how has eye care been affected? In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Lyndon Jones tackles five pandemic-related questions eye care professionals should be considering; Keyur Patel presents a case study of a patient experiencing mask-associated dry eye (MADE); Rosa Yang reviews a recent paper detailing the effects of the pandemic on myopia progression in children; and Carole Maldonado-Codina explores how patient satisfaction with modes of vision correction are affected by use of personal face masks.
- Editorial - Pandemic-Associated Eye Problems: A Review of Five Issues for the ECP
- Feature Article - Progression of myopia in school-aged children after COVID-19 home confinement: a review
- Conference Highlights - Using personal face masks with spectacles versus contact lenses
- Clinical Insight - Case Report: Novel use of Non-Invasive Tear Break Up Time (NITBUT) to Confirm Symptomatic Description of a Recently Described Phenomenon Related to COVID-19 Safety Measures: Mask-Associated Dry Eye (MADE)
Issue 62 | November 2021
This issue addresses something that is becoming more common for us all: how our increasing use of digital devices may impact ocular comfort, and whether it can lead to dry eye disease. Professor James Wolffsohn explores this question in his editorial, examining the evidence currently available to help understand the link between screen use and a diagnosis of dry eye. Bridgitte Shen Lee summarises a recent publication she was involved in that reviews the relationship between screen use and dry eye, providing tips for use in practice. Finally, both the conference highlight by Ngozi Chidi-Egboka and the Clinical Insight from Leslie O’Dell, illustrate how digital device use demonstrably impacts the ocular signs and symptoms for children too, resulting in both signs and symptoms of dry eye.
- Editorial - Dry Eye, Blinking and Digital Device Use
- Feature Article - The Relationship between Dry Eye Disease and Digital Screen Use
- Conference Highlights - One hour of smartphone use induces ocular discomfort and reduces blinking in children
- Clinical Insight - Case study: MGD in a nine-year-old child