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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218002/biofilm-formation-of-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-on-contact-lens
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Neda Konstantinović, Ivana Ćirković, Slobodanka Đukić, Vesna Marić, Dragana D Božić
Achromobacter spp. may contaminate lenses, lens cases, and contact lens solutions and cause ocular infections. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of isolated strain of Achromobacter xylosoxidans to form biofilm on the surface of soft contact lenses (CL), to quantify the production of the formed biofilm, and compare it with the reference strains (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Haemophilus influenzae). Bacterial strain isolated from one contact lens case was identified as A...
February 20, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215499/near-binocular-visual-function-in-young-adult-orthokeratology-versus-soft-contact-lens-wearers
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Kate Gifford, Paul Gifford, Peter L Hendicott, Katrina L Schmid
PURPOSE: To compare near point binocular vision function of young adult myopes wearing orthokeratology (OK) lenses to matched single vision soft disposable contact lens (SCL) wearers. METHODS: A retrospective clinical record analysis of all OK wearers (18-30 years) presenting over an 18 month period was undertaken. Data was extracted for 17 OK wearers, with 17 SCL wearers matched for age, refractive error and duration of contact lens wear. Binocular vision data included horizontal phoria (phoria), horizontal base-in (BIFR) and base-out fusional reserves (BOFR) and accommodation accuracy (AA)...
February 15, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198731/a-review-of-techniques-to-measure-protein-sorption-to-soft-contact-lenses
#3
Brad Hall, James A Forrest, Lyndon Jones
PURPOSE: To compare and critically evaluate a variety of techniques to measure the quantity and biological activity of protein sorption to contact lenses over short time periods. METHODS: A literature review was undertaken investigating the major techniques to measure protein sorption to soft contact lens materials, with specific reference to measuring protein directly on lenses using in situ, ex situ, protein structural, and biological activity techniques. RESULTS: The use of in situ techniques to measure protein quantity provides excellent sensitivity, but many are not directly applicable to contact lenses...
February 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114568/conjunctival-microbiome-changes-associated-with-soft-contact-lens-and-orthokeratology-lens-wearing
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Haikun Zhang, Fuxin Zhao, Diane S Hutchinson, Wenfeng Sun, Nadim J Ajami, Shujuan Lai, Matthew C Wong, Joseph F Petrosino, Jianhuo Fang, Jun Jiang, Wei Chen, Peter S Reinach, Jia Qu, Changqing Zeng, Dake Zhang, Xiangtian Zhou
Purpose: Usage of different types of contact lenses is associated with increased risk of sight-threatening complications. Changes in the ocular microbiome caused by contact lens wear are suggested to affect infection development in those individuals. To address this question, this study compares conjunctival microbial communities in contact lens wearers with those in noncontact lens wearers. Methods: Paired-end sequencing of the V3 region of the 16S rRNA gene was used to characterize the bacterial communities on the conjunctival surfaces of contact lens wearers and nonwearers...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099282/risk-factors-for-acanthamoeba-keratitis-a-multistate-case-control-study-2008-2011
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Allison C Brown, Jonathan Ross, Daniel B Jones, Sarah A Collier, Tracy L Ayers, Robert M Hoekstra, Bryon Backensen, Sharon L Roy, Michael J Beach, Jonathan S Yoder
OBJECTIVE: To identify modifiable risk factors contributing to Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) infection. METHODS: A case-control investigation was conducted. Case patients were soft contact lens wearers with laboratory-confirmed AK. Control were soft contact lens wearers ≥12 years of age, with no history of AK. Case patients were recruited from 14 ophthalmology referral centers and a clinical laboratory. Control were matched on state of residence and type of primary eye care provider (ophthalmologist or optometrist)...
January 17, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099240/inter-relationship-of-soft-contact-lens-diameter-base-curve-radius-and-fit
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Graeme Young, Lee Hall, Anna Sulley, Kathrine Osborn-Lorenz, James S Wolffsohn
PURPOSE: To evaluate the inter-relationship of soft contact lens base curve radius (BC), diameter, and lens fit using a mathematical model. METHODS: A spreadsheet mathematical model was used to evaluate theoretical fitting characteristics for various combinations of soft lens BC and diameter. The designs were evaluated using ocular topography data collected from 163 UK subjects. The model evaluated lens tightness (edge strain) and on-eye diameter (horizontal corneal overlap) and assumed that acceptable values fell within the range 0 to 6% and 0...
January 18, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073689/corneo-scleral-contact-lens-in-a-piggyback-system-for-keratoconus-a-case-report
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Esteban Porcar, Juan Carlos Montalt, Enrique España-Gregori, Cristina Peris-Martínez
PURPOSE: We describe a case of fitting a corneo-scleral contact lens with a multi-aspheric geometry design (MAGD CScL) on top of a daily silicone hydrogel lens (piggyback system) for keratoconus management. METHODS: A 48-year-old man using soft toric contact lenses required an improvement in the unsatisfactory quality of his vision. He presented with bilateral asymmetric keratoconus with high myopia in the right eye (RE) and severe myopia in the left eye (LE). In addition, he had low vision in his LE because of a maculopathy...
January 7, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067859/a-wirelessly-powered-smart-contact-lens-with-reconfigurable-wide-range-and-tunable-sensitivity-sensor-readout-circuitry
#8
Jin-Chern Chiou, Shun-Hsi Hsu, Yu-Chieh Huang, Guan-Ting Yeh, Wei-Ting Liou, Cheng-Kai Kuei
This study presented a wireless smart contact lens system that was composed of a reconfigurable capacitive sensor interface circuitry and wirelessly powered radio-frequency identification (RFID) addressable system for sensor control and data communication. In order to improve compliance and reduce user discomfort, a capacitive sensor was embedded on a soft contact lens of 200 μm thickness using commercially available bio-compatible lens material and a standard manufacturing process. The results indicated that the reconfigurable sensor interface achieved sensitivity and baseline tuning up to 120 pF while consuming only 110 μW power...
January 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060146/combined-effect-of-ocular-and-multifocal-contact-lens-induced-aberrations-on-visual-performance-center-distance-versus-center-near-design
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Daniela Lopes-Ferreira, Paulo Fernandes, António Queirós, José M González-Meijome
PURPOSE: To evaluate the combined effects of inherent ocular aberrations and induced aberrations with a multifocal soft contact lens (MFCL) after 15 days of lens wear in presbyopic participants and their influence on visual performance at distance and near under high and low contrast conditions. METHODS: Forty presbyopic participants (mean age, 48.7±3.4) presenting a mean addition of 1.53±0.58 D were fitted with Biofinity Multifocal (CooperVision) and included in the study...
January 4, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059368/measurement-of-thickness-and-profile-of-a-transparent-material-using-fluorescent-stereo-microscopy
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Zhenxing Hu, Tingge Xu, Huiyang Luo, Rong Z Gan, Hongbing Lu
Full-field thickness measurement for a thin transparent film is of interest for biological, medical, electronic, and packaging materials. It is a challenging task when the film is curvy, delicate and its thickness varies with location. We report herein a method to measure the thickness of a transparent (flat or curved) material and its topography using a stereo fluorescent profilometry technique. In this technique, two different types of fluorescent particles are deposited to both sides of the transparent film...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030882/ocular-response-to-environmental-variations-in-contact-lens-wearers
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Alberto López-de la Rosa, Vicente Martín-Montañez, Alberto López-Miguel, Itziar Fernández, Margarita Calonge, José M González-Méijome, María J González-García
PURPOSE: To assess the influence of different indoor environments simulated in an environmental chamber on soft contact lens (CL) wearers. METHODS: Fifty-four CL wearers were grouped based on their symptoms while wearing their CLs. Subjects were fitted with two different CL types, conventional hydrogel (Omafilcon A) and silicone hydrogel (comfilcon A), and exposed to two controlled indoor environmental conditions, standard [50% relative humidity (RH), 23°C, 930 mb of atmospheric pressure] and adverse (in-flight air cabin environment: 5% RH, localised air flow, 23°C, 750 mb atmospheric pressure), for 90 min in an environmental chamber, making a total of four visits...
January 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902509/paecilomyces-lilacinus-keratitis-in-a-soft-contact-lens-wearer
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Rosa Monno, Giovanni Alessio, Silvana Guerriero, Carmen Capolongo, Carla Calia, Luciana Fumarola, Carlo Pazzani, Anna Di Taranto, Giuseppe Miragliotta
We describe a case of keratitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in a contact lens wearer with a history of diabetes.
November 29, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898516/clinical-evaluation-of-large-diameter-rigid-gas-permeable-versus-soft-toric-contact-lenses-for-the-correction-of-refractive-astigmatism-a-multicenter-study
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Langis Michaud, Edward S Bennett, Stephanie L Woo, Renee Reeder, Bruce W Morgan, Amy Dinardo, Jennifer S Harthan
PURPOSE: This study aims to address the clinical performance of a large diameter rigid gas permeable lens (LRGP) in a group of subjects with low-to-moderate (0.75-2.75 D) refractive astigmatism. An additional goal was to determine whether soft toric or LRGP contact lenses performed better objectively in the correction of astigmatism and to determine which modality is preferred by subjects. METHODS: This was a multisite prospective cross-over clinical study. Ten asymptomatic contact lens wearers per site (four university clinics) were recruited and randomly assigned to group A or group B...
November 24, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880992/studies-using-concentric-ring-bifocal-and-peripheral-add-multifocal-contact-lenses-to-slow-myopia-progression-in-school-aged-children-a-meta-analysis
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Shi-Ming Li, Meng-Tian Kang, Shan-Shan Wu, Bo Meng, Yun-Yun Sun, Shi-Fei Wei, Luoru Liu, Xiaoxia Peng, Zhuo Chen, Fengju Zhang, Ningli Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of soft contact lens with concentric ring bifocal and peripheral add multifocal designs on controlling myopia progression in school-aged children. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and reference lists of included trials. Methodological quality of included trials was assessed using Jadad Scale and Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale items. RESULTS: We identified five randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and three cohort studies with a total of 587 myopic children...
January 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879499/impact-of-spherical-aberration-terms-on-multifocal-contact-lens-performance
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Cathleen Fedtke, Jennifer Sha, Varghese Thomas, Klaus Ehrmann, Ravi C Bakaraju
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of the primary (PSA) and secondary (SSA) spherical aberration terms on visual performance (VP) in presbyopes, as measured using multifocal (MFCL) soft contact lenses on eye. METHODS: Seventeen presbyopes (age: 55.1 ± 6.9 years) wore seven commercial lenses (four center-near (MFCL N), one center-distance (MFCL D), one bifocal, and one single vision control). Unaided and with each lens on eye, the PSA and SSA terms were obtained with an aberrometer, the BHVI-EyeMapper (low illumination, natural and 4 mm pupil diameter)...
February 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870779/painless-acanthamoeba-keratitis-with-normal-vision
#16
Pui Wai Rachel Kwok, Ka Wai Kam, Vishal Jhanji, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: To report an atypical case of contact lens-related Acanthamoeba keratitis. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old secondary school female student with a history of soft contact lens wear was referred to our hospital by a private general practitioner for management of right eye redness and discomfort for 2 weeks. Upon examination, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 and 20/16 for her right and left eyes, respectively. There was diffuse radial keratoneuritis noted in the cornea of her right eye without any associated epithelial defect...
November 19, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866955/analysis-of-the-power-profile-of-a-new-soft-contact-lens-for-myopia-progression
#17
Javier Ruiz-Alcocer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861262/tear-film-osmolarity-in-response-to-long-term-orthokeratology-treatment
#18
Amelia Nieto-Bona, María Nombela-Palomo, Gema Felipe-Márquez, Miguel A Teus
PURPOSE: To compare tear film osmolarity (TFO) measurements in non-contact lens (CL) wearers and wearers of hydrogel or overnight orthokeratology (OK) CLs, and to assess possible effects of long-term OK on TFO. METHODS: Overall, 108 subjects with moderate myopia participated in 2 experiments, and TFO was measured using the TearLab osmolarity system. In experiment 1, TFO measurements were made in 77 right eyes of 23 non-CL wearers, 26 hydrogel wearers, and 28 OK wearers...
November 16, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818113/factors-in-the-success-of-new-contact-lens-wearers
#19
Anna Sulley, Graeme Young, Chris Hunt
PURPOSE: To determine the first-year retention rate for patients fitted with contact lenses (CLs) and identify factors associated with retention and dropout. METHODS: This multi-site study was a retrospective chart review of the status of neophyte CL wearers fitted in representative UK eye care practices. RESULTS: Consecutive records for 524 patients at 29 sites were reviewed. Mean age at dispensing was 34 years (range 8-79), 68% were under 45 years and 61% female...
February 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800638/soft-multifocal-simultaneous-image-contact-lenses-a-review
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REVIEW
Roque Pérez-Prados, David P Piñero, Rafael J Pérez-Cambrodí, David Madrid-Costa
Soft multifocal simultaneous image contact lenses have boomed in recent years due to the growing number of presbyopic patients demanding visual solutions, allowing them to maintain their current standard of living. The concept of 'simultaneous image' is based on blur interpretation and/or blur tolerance of superimposed multiple images on the retina formed by various powers of a contact lens. This is the basis for a specific type of multifocal contact lens developed for the compensation of presbyopia. Manufacturers have released a great variety of soft simultaneous image lens designs to meet different patient needs but their fitting is still unsatisfactory in some cases...
November 1, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
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