Nathan Efron

Summary

Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Putting vital stains in context
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 96:400-21. 2013
  2. doi request reprint International survey of rigid contact lens fitting
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 90:113-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint An international survey of daily disposable contact lens prescribing
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 96:58-64. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Citation analysis of the contact lens field
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 89:70-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Oxygen permeability and water content of silicone hydrogel contact lens materials
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:328-37. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Rethinking contact lens associated keratitis
    Nathan Efron
    School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 89:280-98. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Confocal microscopy of the bulbar conjunctiva in contact lens wear
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Cornea 29:43-52. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Practitioner influence on contact lens prescribing in the UK
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Cnr Musk Avenue and Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 32:185-6. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint International rigid contact lens prescribing
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:141-3. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Trends in Australian contact lens prescribing during the first decade of the 21st Century (2000-2009)
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 93:243-52. 2010

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Publications106 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Putting vital stains in context
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 96:400-21. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint International survey of rigid contact lens fitting
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 90:113-8. 2013
    ..To determine the extent of rigid contact lens fitting worldwide and to characterize the associated demographics and fitting patterns...
  3. doi request reprint An international survey of daily disposable contact lens prescribing
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 96:58-64. 2013
    ..The aim was to determine the extent of daily disposable contact lens prescribing worldwide and to characterise the associated demographics and fitting patterns...
  4. doi request reprint Citation analysis of the contact lens field
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 89:70-9. 2012
    ..To identify, analyze, and celebrate the most highly cited articles relating to contact lenses and the leading authors, journals, institutions, and countries associated with these publications...
  5. ncbi request reprint Oxygen permeability and water content of silicone hydrogel contact lens materials
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:328-37. 2007
    ..To measure the oxygen permeability (Dk) and water content (WC) of silicone hydrogel (Si-Hy) contact lens materials...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rethinking contact lens associated keratitis
    Nathan Efron
    School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 89:280-98. 2006
    ..If a contact lens wearer presents with a sore eye that is becoming progressively worse and a CIE is observed in that eye, lens wear should be suspended and anti-microbial therapy initiated immediately...
  7. doi request reprint Confocal microscopy of the bulbar conjunctiva in contact lens wear
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Cornea 29:43-52. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the capabilities of laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) for undertaking qualitative and quantitative investigations of the response of the bulbar conjunctiva to contact lens wear...
  8. doi request reprint Practitioner influence on contact lens prescribing in the UK
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Cnr Musk Avenue and Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 32:185-6. 2009
    ..Contact lens opticians tend to fit a higher proportion of patients with planned replacement and daily disposable lenses compared with optometrists...
  9. ncbi request reprint International rigid contact lens prescribing
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:141-3. 2010
    ..Orthokeratology is especially popular in the Netherlands, but is seldom prescribed in the other countries surveyed...
  10. doi request reprint Trends in Australian contact lens prescribing during the first decade of the 21st Century (2000-2009)
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 93:243-52. 2010
    ..The aim was to document contact lens prescribing trends in Australia between 2000 and 2009...
  11. doi request reprint A 'cost-per-wear' model based on contact lens replacement frequency
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 93:253-60. 2010
    ..The aim was to construct and advise on the use of a cost-per-wear model based on contact lens replacement frequency, to form an equitable basis for cost comparison...
  12. ncbi request reprint Obituary--rigid contact lenses
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:245-52. 2010
    ..Certainly, rigid lenses can no longer be considered as a mainstream form of contact lens correction. May their dear souls (bulk properties) rest in peace...
  13. ncbi request reprint Repeatability of measuring corneal subbasal nerve fiber length in individuals with type 2 diabetes
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 36:245-8. 2010
    ..To analyze the repeatability of measuring nerve fiber length (NFL) from images of the human corneal subbasal nerve plexus using semiautomated software...
  14. ncbi request reprint Contact lens-induced changes in the anterior eye as observed in vivo with the confocal microscope
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Corner Musk Avenue and Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Prog Retin Eye Res 26:398-436. 2007
    ..An increased number of rolling leucocytes is observed in limbal vessels in response to low Dk/t lenses. It is concluded that the confocal microscope has considerable utility in contact lens research and practice...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chronic morbidity of corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Cornea 26:793-9. 2007
    ..To determine the chronic morbidity of corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) associated with contact lens wear...
  16. doi request reprint How often are contact lenses worn?
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 32:35-6. 2009
    ..The distribution of daily disposable lens wear is bimodal, with peaks at two days and seven days per week of wear. Over the survey period there appears to have been a small trend toward the use of contact lenses on a part-time basis...
  17. doi request reprint Soft contact lens care regimens in the UK
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:283-4. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use of silicone hydrogel contact lenses for daily wear
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:242-3. 2008
    ..The success of this lens category is attributed to the health and safety benefits of silicone hydrogel materials and the positive impact of lens manufacturers by way of the effective marketing and distribution of these products...
  19. doi request reprint In vivo confocal microscopy of the bulbar conjunctiva
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 37:335-44. 2009
    ..The aim of this work is to develop a more complete qualitative and quantitative understanding of the in vivo histology of the human bulbar conjunctiva...
  20. doi request reprint Prescribing daily disposable contact lenses in the UK
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Cnr Musk Avenue and Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:107-8. 2008
    ..Spherical, toric and multifocal design daily disposable lenses represent a substantial proportion of all contact lenses prescribed, reflecting the significant ocular health and lifestyle advantages offered by this lens category...
  21. ncbi request reprint Grading contact lens complications under time constraints
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:1082-6. 2007
    ..To investigate the effect of observation time on the precision of grading the severity of contact lens complications...
  22. doi request reprint In vivo confocal microscopy of the palpebral conjunctiva and tarsal plate
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 86:E1303-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this work is to develop a more complete understanding of the in vivo histology of the human palpebral conjunctiva and tarsal plate...
  23. ncbi request reprint New perspectives on keratoconus as revealed by corneal confocal microscopy
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 91:34-55. 2008
    ..This review offers new perspectives on keratoconus and provides a framework, against which tissue changes in this visually debilitating condition can be studied in a clinical context in vivo using CM...
  24. ncbi request reprint Grading static versus dynamic images of contact lens complications
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 90:361-6. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to investigate grading performance when estimating the severity of static versus dynamic images of contact lens-related ocular pathology...
  25. doi request reprint Soft toric contact lens prescribing in different countries
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 34:36-8. 2011
    ..75 D or less remains uncorrected among contact lens wearers. Toric lenses are fitted more to those who are older, full-time wearers and reusable lens wearers, and less to those wearing silicone hydrogel and extended wear lenses...
  26. ncbi request reprint Can subtypes of contact lens-associated corneal infiltrative events be clinically differentiated?
    Nathan Efron
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Cornea 25:540-4. 2006
    ..The clinical utility of this schema has been challenged in the literature. The aim of this study is to determine whether it is possible to clinically differentiate among these conditions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the prescribing of hydrogel contact lenses
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 32:294-5. 2009
    ..Whereas, in the past, practitioners would choose the water content of a hydrogel lens to meet specific clinical needs, this choice appears today to be largely governed by product availability...
  28. doi request reprint Survey of contact lens prescribing to infants, children, and teenagers
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 88:461-8. 2011
    ..To determine the types of contact lenses prescribed for infants (aged 0 to 5 years), children (6 to 12 years), and teenagers (13 to 17 years) around the world...
  29. doi request reprint A survey of the use of grading scales for contact lens complications in optometric practice
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 94:193-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the extent and pattern of use of grading scales for contact lens complications ('grading scales') in optometric practice...
  30. doi request reprint How optometrists record corneal staining
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 94:82-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine current approaches adopted by optometrists to the recording of corneal staining following fluorescein instillation...
  31. doi request reprint Citation analysis of Australia-trained optometrists
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 94:600-5. 2011
    ..We conclude that this analysis has considerable utility in defining and contextualising the general landscape of Australian academic publishing in a national and international framework...
  32. doi request reprint An international survey of contact lens prescribing for presbyopia
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Clin Exp Optom 94:87-92. 2011
    ..The aim was to determine world-wide patterns of fitting contact lenses for the correction of presbyopia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Assessment of stromal keratocytes and tear film inflammatory mediators during extended wear of contact lenses
    Panagiotis Kallinikos
    Department of Optometry, Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Cornea 25:1-10. 2006
    ..To monitor quantitative changes in stromal keratocyte density and the level of tear film inflammatory mediators following extended contact lens wear...
  34. doi request reprint Optimal image sample size for corneal nerve morphometry
    Dimitrios Vagenas
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 89:812-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to present a technique for quantifying the number of random central corneal images required to achieve an acceptable level of accuracy in the measurement of corneal nerve fiber length and branch density...
  35. doi request reprint Demographics of international contact lens prescribing
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:27-9. 2010
    ..The small overall decline in the proportion of new fits, and commensurate increase in refits, over the survey period may indicate a growing rate of conversion of lens wearers to more advanced lens types, such as silicone hydrogels...
  36. doi request reprint Central and peripheral oxygen transmissibility thresholds to avoid corneal swelling during open eye soft contact lens wear
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 92:361-5. 2010
    ..Silicone hydrogel contact lenses typically meet both the central and peripheral thresholds and use of these lenses therefore avoids swelling in all regions of the cornea...
  37. ncbi request reprint Comparative clinical performance of rigid versus soft hyper Dk contact lenses used for continuous wear
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Optom Vis Sci 82:536-48. 2005
    ..Ltd.) when worn for up to 30 days of continuous wear (CW). The rigid lens was worn on an unplanned replacement basis, whereas the soft lens was replaced monthly...
  38. ncbi request reprint Morphometric stability of the corneal subbasal nerve plexus in healthy individuals: a 3-year longitudinal study using corneal confocal microscopy
    Cirous Dehghani
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55:3195-9. 2014
    ..We examined the age-dependent alterations and longitudinal course of subbasal nerve plexus (SNP) morphology in healthy individuals...
  39. ncbi request reprint Subbasal nerve regeneration after penetrating keratoplasty
    Taym Darwish
    Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, UK
    Cornea 26:935-40. 2007
    ..To evaluate subbasal nerve regeneration, corneal sensitivity, and tear film function after penetrating keratoplasty...
  40. doi request reprint Twenty first century trends in silicone hydrogel contact lens fitting: an international perspective
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, P O Box 88, Manchester M601QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:196-8. 2010
    ..Silicone hydrogels may soon represent the majority of soft contact lenses prescribed...
  41. doi request reprint Global trends in prescribing contact lenses for extended wear
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 34:32-5. 2011
    ..Although extended wear has yet again failed to fulfil the promise of being the dominant contact lens wearing modality, it is still a viable option for many people...
  42. ncbi request reprint Daily disposable contact lens prescribing around the world
    Nathan Efron
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:225-7. 2010
    ..Daily disposable lens wearers are about two years younger than wearers of reusable lenses in Japan and The Netherlands. The convenience and health benefits of daily disposable lenses are expected to fuel continued growth in this sector...
  43. ncbi request reprint Wide-field assessment of the human corneal subbasal nerve plexus in diabetic neuropathy using a novel mapping technique
    Katie Edwards
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QueenslandUniversity of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Cornea 31:1078-82. 2012
    ..The inferior whorl and the surrounding areas may show the greatest loss of nerve fibers in individuals with diabetic neuropathy, but this should be further investigated in a larger cohort...
  44. ncbi request reprint Dynamic wettability of pHEMA-based hydrogel contact lenses
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 26:408-18. 2006
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Utility of corneal confocal microscopy for assessing mild diabetic neuropathy: baseline findings of the LANDMark study
    Katie Edwards
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 95:348-54. 2012
    ..Assessment of sub-basal corneal nerve morphology has recently shown promise as a novel ophthalmic marker for the detection of DPN...
  46. ncbi request reprint Corneal markers of diabetic neuropathy
    Nicola Pritchard
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Ocul Surf 9:17-28. 2011
    ..Application of these new corneal markers for longitudinal evaluation of diabetic neuropathy has the potential to reduce dependence on more invasive, costly, and time-consuming assessments, such as skin biopsy...
  47. doi request reprint Corneal sensitivity as an ophthalmic marker of diabetic neuropathy
    Nicola Pritchard
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 87:1003-8. 2010
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Corneal confocal microscopy detects early nerve regeneration after pancreas transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes
    Sanjay Mehra
    Transplant Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Diabetes Care 30:2608-12. 2007
    ..We have used it to assess the neurological benefits of pancreas transplantation in type 1 diabetic patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of neuropathy in type 1 diabetes using novel ophthalmic markers (LANDMark): study design and baseline characteristics
    Nicola Pritchard
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 104:248-56. 2014
    ..We present the baseline findings of the 'Longitudinal Assessment of Neuropathy in type 1 Diabetes using novel ophthalmic Markers'(LANDMark) study...
  50. doi request reprint Determinants of the frequency of contact lens wear
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eye Contact Lens 39:200-4. 2013
    ..To characterize and discover the determinants of the frequency of wear (FOW) of contact lenses...
  51. pmc Corneal confocal microscopy detects early nerve regeneration in diabetic neuropathy after simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation
    Mitra Tavakoli
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Manchester and Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Manchester, UK
    Diabetes 62:254-60. 2013
    ..However, CCM shows a significant improvement in nerve morphology, providing a novel noninvasive means to establish early nerve repair that is missed by currently advocated assessment techniques...
  52. ncbi request reprint Exploring retinal and functional markers of diabetic neuropathy
    Ayda M Shahidi
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 93:309-23. 2010
    ..This review outlines the growing body of evidence supporting a potential diagnostic role for retinal structure and visual functional markers in the diagnosis and monitoring of peripheral neuropathy in diabetes...
  53. doi request reprint Corneal sensitivity is related to established measures of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    Nicola Pritchard
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 95:355-61. 2012
    ..The objective was to investigate the association between corneal sensitivity and established measures of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN)...
  54. ncbi request reprint In vivo corneal confocal microscopy in keratoconus
    Joanna G Hollingsworth
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, Moffat Building, The University of Manchester, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 25:254-60. 2005
    ..To evaluate the corneas of keratoconic subjects using in vivo confocal microscopy...
  55. ncbi request reprint Comparative clinical performance of two silicone hydrogel contact lenses for continuous wear
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Clin Exp Optom 85:183-92. 2002
    ..Silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses are now available for use on a 30-day continuous wear basis. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical performance of two such lenses...
  56. ncbi request reprint Adverse events and discontinuations with rigid and soft hyper Dk contact lenses used for continuous wear
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Optom Vis Sci 82:528-35. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relative clinical success of hypertransmissible rigid and soft contact lenses in terms of the rates of adverse events and clinical discontinuations...
  57. ncbi request reprint Optical and visual performance of aspheric soft contact lenses
    Suzanne Efron
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Optom Vis Sci 85:201-10. 2008
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Surrogate markers of small fiber damage in human diabetic neuropathy
    Cristian Quattrini
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester Diabetes Centre and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Diabetes 56:2148-54. 2007
    ..This may make it an ideal technique to accurately diagnose and assess progression of human diabetic neuropathy...
  59. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal case series investigating cellular changes to the transplanted cornea using confocal microscopy
    Joanna G Hollingsworth
    Eurolens Research, Moffat Building, The University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, UK
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 29:135-41. 2006
    ..To perform a longitudinal evaluation of subjects who had undergone penetrating keratoplasty, using slit scanning confocal microscopy...
  60. pmc Corneal confocal microscopy: a novel means to detect nerve fibre damage in idiopathic small fibre neuropathy
    Mitra Tavakoli
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Central Manchester Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9NT, UK
    Exp Neurol 223:245-50. 2010
    ..Corneal confocal microscopy provides a sensitive non-invasive means to detect small nerve fibre damage in patients with ISFN and metabolic abnormalities do not relate to nerve damage...
  61. ncbi request reprint An international survey of toric contact lens prescribing
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eye Contact Lens 39:132-7. 2013
    ..To characterize toric contact lens prescribing worldwide...
  62. ncbi request reprint Short-term physiologic response in neophyte subjects fitted with hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Optom Vis Sci 81:911-21. 2004
    ..To investigate the short-term physiologic response to three soft lens materials with different oxygen permeability characteristics...
  63. ncbi request reprint Impact of differences in diagnostic criteria when determining the incidence of contact lens-associated keratitis
    Nathan Efron
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Optom Vis Sci 83:152-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of differences in within-study and between-study diagnostic criteria in determining the incidence of contact lens-associated keratitis...
  64. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for the development of corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Manchester M60 1QD, U K
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:3136-43. 2005
    ..To identify risk factors for the development of corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) associated with contact lens wear, and to report other relevant clinical characteristics...
  65. ncbi request reprint Subbasal nerve fiber regeneration after LASIK and LASEK assessed by noncontact esthesiometry and in vivo confocal microscopy: prospective study
    Taym Darwish
    Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Cataract Refract Surg 33:1515-21. 2007
    ..To evaluate recovery of the corneal subbasal nerve plexus and corneal sensitivity after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK)...
  66. doi request reprint Contact lens correction of presbyopia
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, P O Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 32:191-2. 2009
    ..Furthermore, monovision is prescribed as frequently as multifocal lenses. These observations suggest that an optimal solution to the contact lens correction of presbyopia remains elusive...
  67. ncbi request reprint Impact of manufacturing technology and material composition on the clinical performance of hydrogel lenses
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Optom Vis Sci 81:442-54. 2004
    ..To establish the clinical impact of three different methods of manufacture used to produce soft contact lenses...
  68. ncbi request reprint The size, location, and clinical severity of corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear
    Nathan Efron
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Optom Vis Sci 82:519-27. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the size, location, and clinical severity of corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) associated with contact lens wear...
  69. ncbi request reprint In vivo dehydration of silicone hydrogel contact lenses
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Dapartment of Optometry, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eye Contact Lens 29:173-6. 2003
    ..To benchmark the performance of new-generation silicone hydrogel contact lenses in terms of their in vivo hydration characteristics and to highlight the possible clinical ramifications of any changes observed...
  70. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the surface of conventional hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Optom Vis Sci 81:455-60. 2004
    ..To characterize the surfaces of unworn conventional hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses...
  71. ncbi request reprint Prescribing soft contact lenses for astigmatism
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 32:97-8. 2009
    ..00D or more were fitted with toric lenses. Toric lenses tend to be fitted more to males and prescribed for monthly rather than daily replacement...
  72. doi request reprint Patterns of prescribing extended wear contact lenses
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:167-9. 2008
    ....
  73. doi request reprint The evolution of rigid contact lens prescribing
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, P O Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:213-4. 2008
    ..There is an apparent trend for rigid lenses to be used more for 'specialist' fits, such as sophisticated toric designs, multifocals and orthokeratology...
  74. ncbi request reprint Empirical versus trial set fitting systems for accelerated orthokeratology
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eye Contact Lens 31:137-47. 2005
    ..7 Contact Lens Laboratory, Ltd.) and a more established lens using a trial set system, the BE lens (NKL)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Impact of manufacturing technology and material composition on the surface characteristics of hydrogel contact lenses
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Clin Exp Optom 88:396-404. 2005
    ..Our aim was to investigate the impact of manufacturing method and material composition on the surface characteristics of hydrogel contact lenses...
  76. ncbi request reprint On the etiology of keratocyte loss during contact lens wear
    Panagiotis Kallinikos
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:3011-20. 2004
    ..To employ confocal microscopy to investigate the etiology of keratocyte loss after short-term contact lens wear by monitoring quantitative changes in keratocyte density...
  77. ncbi request reprint An investigation of the discrete and continuum models of water behavior in hydrogel contact lenses
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eye Contact Lens 31:270-8. 2005
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  78. ncbi request reprint Morphology of corneal nerves in soft contact lens wear. A comparative study using confocal microscopy
    Laura Oliveira-Soto
    Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, Institute of Science and Technology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 23:163-74. 2003
    ..In conclusion, neither the short-term (overnight wear) nor the long-term (12-month extended wear) soft contact lens wear appeared to affect the morphology and/or distribution of corneal nerves as viewed with confocal microscopy...
  79. ncbi request reprint A decade of contact lens prescribing trends in the United Kingdom (1996-2005)
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, P O Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 29:59-68. 2006
    ..To document contact lens prescribing trends in the United Kingdom over the past decade (between 1996 and 2005)...
  80. ncbi request reprint Impact of manufacturing technology and material composition on the mechanical properties of hydrogel contact lenses
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, P O Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 24:551-61. 2004
    ..Overall, the results show that the best mechanical performance is obtained for the pHEMA lenses, with some differences occurring between the lenses. The HEMA/GMA lens showed the worst performance...
  81. ncbi request reprint Comfort response to rigid and soft hyper-transmissible contact lenses used for continuous wear
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eye Contact Lens 29:S127-30; discussion S143-4, S192-4. 2003
    ..To assess subjective comfort during the first three months of continuous wear of hyper-transmissible soft and rigid contact lenses...
  82. ncbi request reprint Validation of computer morphs for grading contact lens complications
    Nathan Efron
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, Manchester, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 22:341-9. 2002
    ..In addition, computer morphs offer considerable utility in terms of computer-based clinical record keeping, teaching and learning, and clinical research...
  83. doi request reprint Demographics of UK contact lens prescribing
    Philip B Morgan
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, P O Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:50-1. 2008
    ..Significant gender differences in age, lens design, wearing modality and wearing frequency are putatively explained in terms of cosmetic and lifestyle factors...
  84. ncbi request reprint Correlation of the appearance of the keratoconic cornea in vivo by confocal microscopy and in vitro by light microscopy
    Joanna G Hollingsworth
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry, The University of Manchester, UK
    Cornea 24:397-405. 2005
    ..To compare morphologic features of keratoconus as observed in vivo with a slit scanning confocal microscope and in vitro using light microscopy...
  85. ncbi request reprint Corneal hydration control in contact lens wearers with diabetes mellitus
    Clare O'Donnell
    Department of Optometry, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, UK
    Optom Vis Sci 83:22-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the acute swelling and recovery response to contact lens-induced corneal hypoxia in diabetic patients who wear contact lenses...
  86. ncbi request reprint Repeatability and reliability of ocular aberration measurements in contact lens wear
    Suzanne Efron
    Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Moffat Building, P O Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:81-8. 2008
    ..To assess repeatability and within- and between-observer reliability when measuring ocular aberrations with and without soft contact lens wear...
  87. ncbi request reprint Microdot stromal degenerations
    Nathan Efron
    Eye Contact Lens 31:46; author reply 47. 2005
  88. ncbi request reprint Confocal microscopic observations of stromal keratocytes during extended contact lens wear
    Nathan Efron
    Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Clin Exp Optom 85:156-60. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to monitor changes in keratocyte density during extended contact lens wear and to explore the possible role of hypoxia and oedema in any changes observed...
  89. ncbi request reprint Incidence and morbidity of hospital-presenting corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear
    Nathan Efron
    The University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Clin Exp Optom 88:232-9. 2005
    ..To determine the incidence and morbidity (visual loss) of hospital-presenting corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) associated with the wearing of current generation contact lenses...
  90. ncbi request reprint The desperate last gasps of rigid contact lenses
    Nathan Efron
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 33:341-2. 2005
  91. ncbi request reprint Confocal microscopic observations of the human cornea following overnight contact lens wear
    Nathan Efron
    Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, United Kingdom
    Clin Exp Optom 85:149-55. 2002
    ..These phenomena are poorly understood. The aim of this study is to employ confocal microscopy to observe and document these and other morphological changes in the human cornea following overnight contact lens wear...
  92. ncbi request reprint Are silicone hydrogel lenses safer?
    Nathan Efron
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 28:153-5. 2005
  93. ncbi request reprint The combined influence of knowledge, training and experience when grading contact lens complications
    Nathan Efron
    Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, Manchester, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 23:79-85. 2003
    ..A study was conducted to evaluate the influence of knowledge, training and experience (clinical skills set) when assessing the severity of contact lens complications...
  94. ncbi request reprint A fitting tale
    Nathan Efron
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:1-2. 2008
  95. ncbi request reprint Assessing the cornea by in vivo confocal microscopy
    Laura Oliveira-Soto
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 31:83-4; author reply 84-6. 2003
  96. ncbi request reprint Experience and training as determinants of grading reliability when assessing the severity of contact lens complications
    Nathan Efron
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, P O Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 23:119-24. 2003
    ..A study was conducted to investigate the influence of experience and training on grading reliability when assessing the severity of contact lens complications...
  97. ncbi request reprint Corneal sensitivity is reduced and relates to the severity of neuropathy in patients with diabetes
    Mitra Tavakoli
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, M13 9NT, UK
    Diabetes Care 30:1895-7. 2007
  98. ncbi request reprint The case against rigid contact lenses
    Nathan Efron
    Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eye Contact Lens 29:S122-6; discussion S143-4, S192-4. 2003
    ..This discussion article examines the international decline in rigid lens fitting and seeks to explain the cause of this trend. I conclude that rigid lenses will be virtually obsolete by the year 2010...
  99. ncbi request reprint Nathan Efron
    Barry L Cole
    Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 88:430-3. 2005
  100. ncbi request reprint Confocal microscopic evaluation of particles at the corneal flap interface after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis
    Inma Perez-Gomez
    Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Cataract Refract Surg 29:1373-7. 2003
    ..To investigate the appearance and origin of interface particles in the cornea after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) using the confocal microscope...
  101. ncbi request reprint Corneal nerve tortuosity in diabetic patients with neuropathy
    Panagiotis Kallinikos
    Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry and Neuroscience, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:418-22. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to define alterations in the tortuosity of corneal nerve fibers in relation to age, duration of diabetes, glycemic control, and neuropathic severity...