Issue 35 | January 2017
Lab measurements in clinical practice
Laboratory tests designed to optimize ocular health and comfort with contact lens wear have direct relevance to clinical practice. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Andrew Pucker provides an overview of properties that can have an impact on the wearing experience; Stephanie Wong reviews a 2013 article by Campbell et al. that compares methodologies used to measure contact angle; and Hendrik Walther relates the evolution of a more realistic in vitro eye model for testing contact lenses. Download our research brief clarifying the meaning of oxygen permeability vs. oxygen transmissibility, modulus, contact angle and coefficient of friction.
- Editorial - Contact Lens Material Properties
- Feature Article - A review of contact angle techniques
- Conference Highlights - Where’s the blink? The evolution of a more realistic in vitro eye model
- Clinical Insight - Research Brief: Clinical significance of contact lens materials development
Issue 34 | November 2016
Control of pediatric myopia
The prevalence of pediatric myopia is growing at an alarming rate worldwide. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Paul Gifford provides an overview of myopia control from a clinical perspective; Debbie Jones summarizes the results of a global survey designed to learn more about trends in myopia management (Wolffson et al. 2016), and we provide an overview of the FDA’s September 2016 Workshop on Myopia Control. Download our research brief illustrating the prevalence of pediatric myopia worldwide.
- Editorial - Current information and trends in Myopia Control
- Feature Article - Global trends in myopia management: A review
- Conference Highlights - Controlling the progression of myopia: A public workshop
- Clinical Insight - Research Brief: Prevalence of Childhood Myopia
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
Rethinking contact lens deposits
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