Current U.S. based optometric scleral lens curricula and fitting recommendations: SCOPE educators survey
To describe current components of scleral lens curricula at U.S. based optometry colleges and universities. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 18, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Jennifer S. Harthan, Muriel Schornack, Cherie B. Nau, Amy C. Nau, Jennifer S. Fogt, Ellen S. Shorter Source Type: research

Changes in the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 after intense pulsed light therapy combined with meibomian gland expression in moderate and severe meibomian gland dysfunction
To evaluate the combined effect of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy and meibomian gland expression on extracellular matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) levels and clinical outcomes of moderate and severe meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) treatment. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 15, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Hun Lee, Ye Eun Han, So Young Park, Jae Hyuck Lee, Ho Seok Chung, Su Young Moon, Jae Yong Kim, Hungwon Tchah Source Type: research

International Editorial Board
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Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

Scleral shape and its correlation with corneal parameters in keratoconus
To assess the correlation of the scleral shape and corneal tomographic parameters in keratoconus. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Siska E. Dhaese, Elke O. Kreps, Alejandra Consejo Source Type: research

Ocular symptoms associated with digital device use in contact lens and non-contact lens groups
Previous reports indicate that “eye fatigue” occurs in roughly 60 % of the adult population using digital devices and may negatively impact quality of life. However, the construct of eye fatigue remains poorly understood. The goal of this study was to quantify the relationship among symptoms most frequently associated with ey e fatigue in those using digital devices. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 11, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Dawn Meyer, Martin Rickert, Pete Kollbaum Source Type: research

Evaluating the diagnostic ability of two automated non-invasive tear film stability measurement techniques
Dry eye disease is among the most common ophthalmic conditions encountered in clinical practice,[1] affecting between 5% to 50% of the adult population in different regions of the world.[2] The condition is characterised by the loss of ocular surface homeostasis, which induces a self-perpetuating cycle of inflammatory cascades, tear hyperosmolarity, and tear film instability.[3,4] The resulting symptoms of ocular dryness and irritation are recognised to have significant impacts on quality of life, vision, and work productivity.[5 –9] (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 10, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Joevy Lim, Michael T.M. Wang, Jennifer P. Craig Source Type: research

Effect of large diameter and plasma coating on the initial adaptation of gas permeable contact lens fitting for neophytes
To determine whether the adaption of neophytes to rigid gas permeable lenses (GPs) could be accelerated by changing their diameter or surface lubricity. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 8, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Dutta Debarun, James S. Wolffsohn Source Type: research

The safety of orthokeratology in myopic children and analysis of related factors
To evaluate the safety of overnight orthokeratology (OK) wear and explore whether factors such as age, refraction and allergic conjunctivitis (AC) history were associated with corneal adverse events (AEs) incidence. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 8, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Peike Hu, Yingying Zhao, Duya Chen, Hailong Ni Source Type: research

The science of sclerals
In 2019, van der Worp et al. [1] encouraged the scleral lens community to elevate the evidence base for modern scleral lens practice by extending beyond retrospective chart audits and case series. While individual case reports provide novel insights into clinical challenges and unique manifestations of ocular or systemic disease, well-designed prospective studies that control for potential bias and confounding variables are required to answer specific research questions. The academics and clinicians who have contributed to this issue of Contact Lens and Anterior Eye have answered the call to help advance the science of scl...
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - September 6, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Stephen J. Vincent Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Temporal considerations in contact lens discomfort
To determine the relative contributions to perceived discomfort during contact lens wear of contact time with the lens and the time of day at which wear begins, using a wearing framework similar to that of regular users. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 29, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Eric B. Papas, Annie Chiem, George Zhang, Rabia Mobeen, Ling Lee Source Type: research

Anterior eye shape in emmetropes, low to moderate myopes, and high myopes
Myopia prevalence has increased in recent years, including the levels of high myopia. While myopia has been associated with scleral remodelling and changes in posterior scleral shape, there has been little research examining how myopia affects in-vivo anterior sclera shape. We compared anterior scleral shape in emmetropes, low to moderate myopes, and high myopes. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Hamed Niyazmand, Scott A Read, David A Atchison, Michael J Collins Source Type: research

Fluid reservoir thickness and corneal oedema during closed eye scleral lens wear
To examine the relationship between central post-lens fluid reservoir thickness and central corneal oedema during short-term closed eye scleral lens wear, and to compare these empirical oedema measurements with open eye lens wear data and current theoretical modelling for overnight scleral lens wear. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 19, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Damien Fisher, Michael J. Collins, Stephen J. Vincent Source Type: research

In vivo efficacy of silver-impregnated barrel contact lens storage cases
This study examined the rate and level of microbial contamination of silver and non-silver (control) barrel contact lens storage cases in vivo. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 15, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Ananya Datta, Mark D.P. Willcox, Fiona Stapleton Source Type: research

Soft contact lens wearers ’ compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a variant of coronavirus. Within the field of ophthalmology, a few case reports [1,2] have suggested the presence of viral conjunctivitis before other COVID-19 symptoms which generated concern among eye care professionals (ECPs). A joint report by the College of Ophthalmologists and the College of Optometrists [3] stated that it was unlikely that a person would present with viral conjunctivitis without other COVID-19 symptoms and this has been confirmed in larger cohort studies [4]. (Source...
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 14, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Marta Vianya-Estopa, James S. Wolffsohn, Eldre Beukes, Mike Trott, Lee Smith, Peter M. Allen Source Type: research

Manuscript title: Soft contact lens wearers ’ compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a variant of coronavirus. Within the field of ophthalmology, a few case reports [1,2] have suggested the presence of viral conjunctivitis before other COVID-19 symptoms which generated concern among eye care professionals (ECPs). A joint report by the College of Ophthalmologists and the College of Optometrists[3] stated that it was unlikely that a person would present with viral conjunctivitis without other COVID-19 symptoms and this has been confirmed in larger cohort studies.[4] In accord...
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 14, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Marta Vianya-Estopa, James S. Wolffsohn, Eldre Beukes, Mike Trott, Lee Smith, Peter M. Allen Source Type: research

Antibiotic eye drops prescription patterns by orthokeratology practitioners in China and the development of antibiotic usage guidelines
To investigate antibiotic eye drops prescribing patterns of contact lens practitioners in Mainland China for orthokeratology (ortho-k) patients and to develop guidelines for their use. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 11, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Zhi Chen, Jun Jiang, Jingjing Xu, Xiao Yang, Yin Yang, Kai Wang, Hongxin Song, Bi Yang, Pauline Cho Source Type: research

Antimicrobial susceptibility of isolated pathogens from patients with contact lens-related bacterial keratitis in Crete, Greece: A ten-year analysis
To evaluate the bacterial spectrum and antimicrobial susceptibilities of pathogens isolated from contact lens-related bacterial keratitis cases in a large academic Greek hospital. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - August 8, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Nikolaos Spernovasilis, Sofia Maraki, Evangelos Kokorakis, Diamantis Kofteridis, Miltiadis Tsilimbaris, Charalampos Siganos, George Samonis Source Type: research

Toll-like receptor gene polymorphisms in patients with keratitis
Several complications associated with microbial contamination of contact lenses occur during contact lens wear. Microbial keratitis is a potentially sight threatening disease that can occur with or without contact lens wear. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common causative agent seen in contact lens associated microbial keratitis (CL-MK) [1 –3] whereas staphylococci are common organisms for non-CL-MK cases [4,5]. Contact lens-induced peripheral ulcer (CLPU) is an inflammatory condition of the cornea [6] and Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumonia have been isolated from contact lenses at the time of the ...
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 25, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Nagaraju Konda, Inderjeet Kaur, Prashant Garg, Subhabrata Chakrabarti, Mark D.P. Willcox Source Type: research

Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on contact lens wear in Spain
To investigate the behaviour of contact lens (CL) wearers in Spain during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 17, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Diego Garc ía-Ayuso, Miguel Escámez-Torrecilla, Caridad Galindo-Romero, Francisco J. Valiente-Soriano, Esmeralda Moya-Rodríguez, Paloma Sobrado Calvo, Johnny Di Pierdomenico Source Type: research

Vision-related quality of life of Chinese children undergoing orthokeratology treatment compared to single vision spectacles
To measure and compare the vision-related quality of life between Chinese children wearing orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses and single vision spectacles, to understand acceptance of ortho-k treatment by children in China. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Bi Yang, Xueqin Ma, Longqian Liu, Pauline Cho Source Type: research

Authors ’ Reply: “Thirty years of ‘quiet eye’ with etafilcon A contact lenses: Additional considerations”
We welcome the opportunity to respond to the Letter by Dr Carnt and Professor Stapleton concerning our review of the role of etafilcon A in modern contact lens practice [1]; however, we feel that a number of points they raise are misguided. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 2, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Nathan Efron, Noel A. Brennan, Robin L. Chalmers, Lyndon Jones, Charis Lau, Philip B. Morgan, Jason J. Nichols, Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, Mark D. Willcox Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Thirty years of “quiet eye” with etafilcon A contact lenses: Additional considerations
We thank the authors for a detailed review of the performance of etafilcon A contact lenses. We would like to highlight some additional findings or outstanding questions from epidemiological studies that we feel are pertinent to this discussion. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 2, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Nicole Carnt, Fiona Stapleton Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Anatomical and physiological considerations in scleral lens wear: Conjunctiva and sclera
While scleral lenses have been fitted using diagnostic lenses or impression moulding techniques for over a century, recent advances in anterior segment imaging such as optical coherence tomography and corneo-scleral profilometry have significantly improved the current understanding of the anatomy of the anterior eye including the morphometry of the conjunctiva, sclera, and corneo-scleral junction, as well as the ocular surface shape and elevation. These technological advances in ocular imaging along with continual improvements and innovations in scleral lens design and manufacturing have led to a global increase in scleral...
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 2, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Maria K. Walker, Muriel M. Schornack, Stephen J. Vincent Tags: Review article Source Type: research

The morphology of corneal endothelial cells in long term soft contact lens wearers in Kuala Lumpur
To analyse and compare the alterations in corneal endothelium morphology induced by different materials and durations of wearing soft contact lenses (CL) among young adults living in Kuala Lumpur. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 2, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Bariah Mohd-Ali, Low Yu Chen Source Type: research

International Editorial Board
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Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - July 1, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

Efficacy of a novel water propelled, heating eye mask massager on tear film and ocular adnexa
To determine the effectiveness of the Aurai water propelled, heating Eye Massager (AEM) in managing dry eye disease and its effects on the ocular adnexa. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 30, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: S ònia Travé-Huarte, James S. Wolffsohn Source Type: research

Short-term effects of atropine combined with orthokeratology (ACO) on choroidal thickness
To analyse the one-month change in subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFChT) of myopic children treated with 0.01 % atropine, orthokeratology (OK), or their combination. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 30, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Wenchen Zhao, Zhouyue Li, Yin Hu, Jinyun Jiang, Wen Long, Dongmei Cui, Weiyin Chen, Xiao Yang Source Type: research

The corneoscleral shape in keratoconus patients with and without specialty lens wear
To evaluate differences in corneoscleral shape in keratoconus patients with and without specialty lenses compared to controls. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 8, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Stefaan Van Nuffel, Alejandra Consejo, Carina Koppen, Elke O. Kreps Source Type: research

Importance of standardizing the number of cells measured for coefficient of variation (COV) estimates of corneal endothelial cell area values as relevant to contact lens wear
The corneal endothelium is a single layer of cells on the posterior (inner) surface of the cornea. For a normal healthy eye in human adults, the cells that form this monolayer are remarkable in appearance in that they are relatively constant in size and shape, and sometimes considered to have a resemblance to a uniform hexagonal pattern [1,2]. However, even in early clinical studies in the 1980 ′s, it was reported that this was not always the case with some endothelia being transformed into a mixture of smaller and larger cells with many of them no longer having the distinct ‘hexagonal’ shape [3–5]....
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 5, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Michael J. Doughty Source Type: research

Clinical trial to evaluate the therapeutic benefits of limbal-supported contact lens wear for ocular sequelae due to Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and its more severe variant, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), are acute inflammatory disorders of the skin and mucous membranes that can result in life-threatening complications such as sepsis, respiratory dysfunction, and multiple organ failure [1 –4]. Although the incidence rate of SJS/TEN is very low, both disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, usually as a consequence of adverse drug reactions. In 77% of SJS/TEN patients, ocular complications are involved at the acute stage of the disease [5]. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 5, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Motohiro Itoi, Mayumi Ueta, Ken Ogino, Eriko Sumi, Kojiro Imai, Satoshi Teramukai, Shigeru Kinoshita, Chie Sotozono Source Type: research

Impact of a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid derivative on contact lens wettability
To investigate the interaction of a novel low molecular weight hyaluronic acid derivative containing hydrophobic groups with soft contact lenses and its effect on lens hydrophilicity compared with a conventional form of hyaluronic acid. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Katsuhide Yamasaki, Elizabeth Drolle, Haruki Nakagawa, Ryuji Hisamura, William Ngo, Lyndon Jones Source Type: research

Intraocular pressure changes in neophyte scleral lens wearers: A prospective study
To examine the variation in intraocular pressure (IOP) during the first six months of scleral lens wear. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 2, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Elise G. Kramer, Stephen J. Vincent Source Type: research

Diagnosis and remediation of blink inefficiency
To examine the role of incomplete blinking in contributing to blink inefficiency, symptoms of dry eye and ocular surface disease. To review methods for diagnosing blink inefficiency (including both reduced overall blink rate and increased incomplete blink rate) and the role of remediation for efficient complete blinking as an essential part of the lacrimal functional unit in maintaining tear homeostasis. Diagnosis and remediation of blink inefficiency appear to have been somewhat misunderstood in the management of dry eye disease. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 1, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: C.W. McMonnies Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Predicting initial base curve of the rigid contact lenses according to Javal keratometry findings in patients with keratoconus
To find an appropriate correlation between the base curve (BC) of rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses and manual keratometry findings in Iranian patients with keratoconus (KCN) in order to simplify the fitting process, reduce the time, and lower the costs. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - June 1, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Fereshte Berjandy, Payam Nabovati, Hassan Hashemi, Abbasali Yekta, Hadi Ostadimoghaddam, Sara Sardari, Mehdi Khabazkhoob Source Type: research

COVID 19 —An eye on the virus
In the current pandemic crisis, remember to ‘Follow WOMEN’ and ‘Avoid touching MEN’. Follow ‘WOMEN’, i.e. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water; Obey social distancing; Mask is a must if you leave your house; Eat a healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruits; N – No going out if you are not feeling well. Avoid touching ‘ MEN’ i.e. Mouth, Eyes, and Nose …. because the COVID 19 virus can enter your body via any of these gateways. This is the advice from the Departments of Health worldwide. Of the three entry points, the least considered, has been the eyes. ...
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 31, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Pauline Cho, Maureen Boost Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Lipid deposition on contact lenses in symptomatic and asymptomatic contact lens wearers
It is estimated that approximately 41 million people wear contact lenses (CL) in the United States alone [1]. CL wear disrupts tear film structure in part by accumulating tear components such as lipids [2,3], proteins [4 –6] and mucins [7] within minutes of wear [8–10], resulting in a possible reduction of essential components within the tears. This could potentially adversely affect comfort during CL wear. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 25, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Negar Babaei Omali, Lakshman. N. Subbaraman, Miriam Heynen, Mark Lada, Kristy Canavan, Zohra Fadli, William Ngo, Lyndon Jones Source Type: research

Topical ivermectin-metronidazole gel therapy in the treatment of blepharitis caused by Demodex spp.: A randomized clinical trial
To evaluate the efficacy of topical ivermectin-metronidazole combined therapy in the management of Demodex-associatedblepharitis. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 24, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Marcel Y. Ávila, Dayron F. Martínez-Pulgarín, Carolina Rizo Madrid Source Type: research

Corneoscleral contact lenses for visual rehabilitation after keratoplasty surgery
Previous studies have reported that keratoconus is the main indication for keratoplasty surgery [1,2]. Keratoconus is the most common primary corneal ectatic disorder; it is typically a bilateral and asymmetrical corneal anomaly characterized by localized corneal thinning with a conical shaped protrusion [3,4]. This disease may have significant adverse effects on vision when the presence of high irregular astigmatism and an increase in higher-order aberrations appear, thereby affecting patients ’ quality of life negatively [5,6]. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 23, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Juan Carlos Montalt, Esteban Porcar, Enrique Espa ña-Gregori, Cristina Peris-Martínez Source Type: research

Diagnostic patterns in keratoconus
To investigate the current patterns of diagnosis and referral in keratoconus. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Elke O. Kreps, Ilse Claerhout, Carina Koppen Source Type: research

International Editorial Board
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Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 20, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

A polymer-based technique to remove pollutants from soft contact lenses
To demonstrate an alternative to the rinse and rub (RR) method for cleaning pollutants from the exterior surface of soft contact lenses. This proposed technique is termed Polymer on Polymer Pollutant Removal (PoPPR), which utilizes the elastic properties of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to physically remove contaminants from contact lens surfaces through non-adhesive unpeeling. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 19, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Katherine Burgener, M. Saad Bhamla Source Type: research

Machine learning based strategy surpasses the traditional method for selecting the first trial Lens parameters for corneal refractive therapy in Chinese adolescents with myopia
Return zone depth (RZD) and landing zone angle (LZA) are important parameters of corneal refractive therapy (CRT) lenses. A new machine learning algorithm is proposed for prescribing CRT lens parameters in Chinese adolescents with myopia. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 14, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Yuzhuo Fan, Zekuan Yu, Zisu Peng, Qiong Xu, Tao Tang, Kai Wang, Qiushi Ren, Mingwei Zhao, Jia Qu Source Type: research

Optimal methodology for lid wiper epitheliopathy identification
This study used a semi-automated method to identify the effect of drop instillation and post-dye viewing time on the absorption of lissamine green (LG) and sodium fluorescein (NaFl) on the upper eyelid in order to ascertain the optimal identification for LWE assessment. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 14, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Chris W. Lievens, Yvonne Norgett, Nancy Briggs, Peter M. Allen, Marta Vianya-Estopa Source Type: research

A Review of the Compatibility of Topical Artificial Tears and Rewetting Drops with Contact Lenses
The purpose of this work was to review the safety and efficacy of topical artificial tears and rewetting drops with contact lenses (CLs) and the ocular surface. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 12, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Andrew D. Pucker Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Therapeutic benefits of blinking exercises in dry eye disease
Dry eye disease (DED) is an increasingly prevalent condition [1 –3] and an important public health concern, given its impact on work productivity and quality of life of those affected. Reported symptoms include ocular surface burning, itching, and foreign body sensation, as well as photosensitivity, ocular hyperemia and intermittent poor vision [1]. Severe for ms of DED are associated with anxiety and depression [4,5]. Risk factors for developing DED include female sex, advancing age, exposure to low humidity environments, contact lens wear, refractive surgery and use of digital devices [6]. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 12, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: A.D. Kim, A. Muntz, J. Lee, M.T.M. Wang, J.P. Craig Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Estimation of ocular axial length from conventional optometric measures” [Cont. Lens Anterior Eye 43 (1) (2020) 18–20]
The authors note that whilst the first equation on page 19 is correct, there is a typographical error in the reorganised (second) equation which should read as follows: (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 7, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Philip B. Morgan, Sara J. McCullough, Kathryn J. Saunders Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

Orthokeratology in adults and factors affecting success: Study design and preliminary results
To report the study design and one month ’s preliminary results of a randomized, single-masked, one-year prospective study of orthokeratology (ortho-k) in adults wearing lenses of different compression factors. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - May 3, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Qiangemai Ren, Bi Yang, Longqian Liu, Pauline Cho Source Type: research

Author ’s Reply: “Silicone hydrogel daily disposable benefits: The evidence”
We would like to thank Dr Brennan, Mr Ruston and Mr Meyler for their interest in our publication Silicone Hydrogel Daily Disposable Benefits: The Evidence [1]. We appreciate that CLAE has given us the opportunity to respond to it. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - April 30, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Anna Sulley, Kathy Dumbleton Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Contact lens and anterior eye
We would like to thank Dr Brennan, Mr Ruston and Mr Meyler for their interest in our publication Silicone Hydrogel Daily Disposable Benefits: The Evidence [1]. We appreciate that CLAE has given us the opportunity to respond to it. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - April 30, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Anna Sulley, Kathy Dumbleton Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Contact lens practice in the time of COVID-19
This is in reference to the article titled “Contact lens practice in the time of COVID-19” by Zeri F and Naroo SA published in the current issue of the Contact Lens and Anterior Eye journal [1]. The authors have extensively reviewed the practice of ophthalmic contact lens (CL) during novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. We would hereby like to suggest that the Figure 2 which should be replaced by a one more standard for referencing. As we all know that patient-to-ophthalmologist transmission of the new strain of coronavirus is a big threat to ophthalmic practice. (Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye)
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - April 30, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Hongxia Wang, Wenjun Kong, Wei Zhang, Qian Fan Source Type: research