Issue 67 | September 2022
Myopia: New Evidence and Best Practices
Research in the field of myopia is rapidly evolving. As practitioners, it is important to be at the forefront of these developments so patients can receive the best care possible. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Mark Bullimore, Paul Chamberlain, and Noel Brennan discuss why myopia management is so important; Debbie Jones outlines results from the longest continuous myopia control soft contact lens study involving children; James Loughman demonstrates the generation of refractive centile curves from over 35,000 children showing the normal development patterns in refraction for boys and girls; and finally, Kate and Paul Gifford provide an infographic with communication tips eye care practitioners can use when discussing myopia management.
- Editorial - Practitioners Must Embrace Myopia Management
- Feature Article - Article Review: Long-term Effect of Dual-focus Contact Lenses on Myopia Progression in Children: A 6-year Multicenter Clinical Trial
- Conference Highlights - Asian and Western refractive centile curves from meta-analysis of population refraction data
- Clinical Insight - Practitioner Reference: Communication in Myopia Management
Issue 66 | June 2022
Ocular neuropathic pain is a burgeoning topic that clinicians must become familiar with. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Anat Galor and Sneh Patel provide a systematic overview of ocular neuropathic pain; Jessica Steen discusses LASIK induced neuropathic corneal pain; Pedram Hamrah demonstrates morphological changes in corneal nerves of those with neuropathic corneal pain and contact lens discomfort; and Richard Maharaj shares a case report outlining the management of a patient with ocular neuropathic pain.
- Editorial - What is neuropathic ocular surface pain and what can we do about it?
- Feature Article - Article Review: Neuropathic corneal pain following LASIK surgery: a retrospective case series
- Conference Highlights - Structural and Functional Corneal Nerve Abnormalities suggest the Neurosensory Origin of Contact Lens Discomfort
- Clinical Insight - A case of Pain in the Eyes
Issue 65 | April 2022
Specialty Rigid Lenses
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
Contact lens compliance
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