Issue 33 | September 2016
Research on the efficacy of nutritional supplements for the treatment of dry eye is beginning to catch up with the interest and anecdotal evidence from clinicians. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Laura Downie provides an overview of what you need to know; Nadine Furtado revisits a 2010 article focusing on essential fatty acids for dry eye and Sruthi Srinivasan presents the results of a study evaluating the combined use of ocular lubricants, lid hygiene and ocular neutraceuticals for dry eye signs and symptoms. No time to read the full articles? Download our research brief summarizing the evidence to date.
- Editorial - The link between nutrition and anterior eye health
- Feature Article - Essential fatty acids for dry eye
- Conference Highlights - The Relief of Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms Using a Combination of Lubricants, Lid Hygiene and Ocular Nutraceuticals
- Clinical Insight - Research Brief: Essential fatty acids and dry eye – the evidence to date
Issue 32 | June 2016
Recent evidence suggests that protein and lipid deposits may not be as bad as we once thought. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Lakshman Subbaraman explains the science behind this new way of thinking; Andrew Pucker reviews an article (Peng et al, 2015) describing an in vitro method of studying deposition that mimics tear film breakup during the blink, and Hendrik Walther‘s ARVO 2016 poster describes another novel in vitro eye-blink model. Download our research brief outlining what all of this means for your clinical practice!
- Editorial - Is contact lens deposition good or bad?
- Feature Article - In vitro spoilation of silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses in a model-blink cell
- Conference Highlights - Cholesterol penetration into daily disposable contact lenses using a novel in vitro eye-blink model
- Clinical Insight - Research brief: Rethinking contact lens deposits
Issue 31 | April 2016
Contemporary interest in overnight lens wear has widened to include myopia control and orthokeratology in addition to more conventional extended wear correction of refractive error. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Robin Chalmers revisits the safety profile of overnight wear, Kate Gifford reviews the ROMIO study’s results of orthokeratology designed for myopia control, and we offer some figures on the rising popularity of orthokeratology in the Netherlands. Download our guide designed to help you talk to patients about extended wear!
- Editorial - Revisiting rates of adverse events with various types of contact lenses
- Feature Article - Orthokeratology and myopia control – the ROMIO study
- Conference Highlights - Orthokeratology: Postcard from the Netherlands
- Clinical Insight - Practitioner guide: Maximizing success with extended wear
Issue 30 | February 2016
Daily disposable lens wear may be on the rise in some countries, but is still not as widespread as it could be. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Nathan Efron challenges the assumption that these lenses are more expensive for consumers and explains their benefits with respect to health and safety; Jason Nichols and Stephanie Cox outline the benefits of daily disposables for certain characteristics and circumstances; Kathryn Richdale summarizes a 2015 article describing the results of a study designed to evaluate the impact of daily disposable wear in adolescents; Robin Chalmers describes the results of a study designed to identify predictors for re-use and overnight wear of daily disposable lenses.
- Editorial - Why aren’t we fitting everyone with daily disposables?
- Feature Article - Daily disposable contact lenses and adolescents
- Conference Highlights - Predictors for misuse of daily disposable lenses in a large post-market surveillance registry – The TEMPO Registry
- Clinical Insight - The many uses of daily disposable contact lenses