Fiona Stapleton

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The incidence of contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Australia
    Fiona Stapleton
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 115:1655-62. 2008
  2. doi request reprint The epidemiology of microbial keratitis with silicone hydrogel contact lenses
    Fiona Stapleton
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 39:79-85. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Risk factors for moderate and severe microbial keratitis in daily wear contact lens users
    Fiona Stapleton
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 119:1516-21. 2012
  4. pmc Contact lens-related microbial keratitis: how have epidemiology and genetics helped us with pathogenesis and prophylaxis
    F Stapleton
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Eye (Lond) 26:185-93. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of contact lens related infiltrates
    Fiona Stapleton
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:257-72. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Studies of contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Australia and New Zealand: new learnings
    Fiona Stapleton
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 33:354-7; discussion 362-3. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between climate, disease severity, and causative organism for contact lens-associated microbial keratitis in Australia
    Fiona Stapleton
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 144:690-698. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of corneal sensitivity to mechanical and chemical stimuli after LASIK: a pilot study
    Fiona Stapleton
    Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Science and Vision Cooperative Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 32:88-93. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Contact lens-related acanthamoeba keratitis
    Fiona Stapleton
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 86:E1196-201. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of surveillance methods for an epidemiological study of contact lens related microbial keratitis
    Lisa Keay
    Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 32:349-53. 2004

Detail Information

Publications81

  1. doi request reprint The incidence of contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Australia
    Fiona Stapleton
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 115:1655-62. 2008
    ..To establish the absolute risk of contact lens (CL)-related microbial keratitis, the incidence of vision loss and risk factors for disease...
  2. doi request reprint The epidemiology of microbial keratitis with silicone hydrogel contact lenses
    Fiona Stapleton
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 39:79-85. 2013
    ..Consideration of an early adopter effect with studies involving new materials and modalities and further investigation of the impact of second-generation silicone hydrogel materials is warranted...
  3. doi request reprint Risk factors for moderate and severe microbial keratitis in daily wear contact lens users
    Fiona Stapleton
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 119:1516-21. 2012
    ..To establish risk factors for moderate and severe microbial keratitis among daily contact lens (CL) wearers in Australia...
  4. pmc Contact lens-related microbial keratitis: how have epidemiology and genetics helped us with pathogenesis and prophylaxis
    F Stapleton
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Eye (Lond) 26:185-93. 2012
    ..Individual differences in susceptibility to microbial keratitis may be partly explained by differences in single-nucleotide polymorphisms in certain cytokine genes, particularly those with a proven protective role in corneal infection...
  5. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of contact lens related infiltrates
    Fiona Stapleton
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:257-72. 2007
    ..An understanding of the risks and contributory factors to these conditions is important for practitioners and will enable an informed choice of safer lens wear modalities, wear schedules, and hygiene regimes to be made...
  6. ncbi request reprint Studies of contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Australia and New Zealand: new learnings
    Fiona Stapleton
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 33:354-7; discussion 362-3. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between climate, disease severity, and causative organism for contact lens-associated microbial keratitis in Australia
    Fiona Stapleton
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 144:690-698. 2007
    ..To evaluate associations between disease severity, causative organism, and climatic variation in contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Australia...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of corneal sensitivity to mechanical and chemical stimuli after LASIK: a pilot study
    Fiona Stapleton
    Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Science and Vision Cooperative Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 32:88-93. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) on corneal sensitivity, nerve morphology, and tear film characteristics...
  9. doi request reprint Contact lens-related acanthamoeba keratitis
    Fiona Stapleton
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 86:E1196-201. 2009
    ..Despite considerable morbidity in terms of the treatment duration, hospitalization, outpatient appointments, and associated disease costs, the final visual outcome (6/6) was excellent...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of surveillance methods for an epidemiological study of contact lens related microbial keratitis
    Lisa Keay
    Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 32:349-53. 2004
    ..To evaluate surveillance methods in a pilot epidemiological study of contact lens related microbial keratitis (MK) cases identified by ophthalmic practitioners in Australia and New Zealand between May and August 2003 inclusive...
  11. doi request reprint Immune defense single nucleotide polymorphisms and recruitment strategies associated with contact lens keratitis
    Nicole A Carnt
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 119:1997-2002. 2012
    ..To determine the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of defensin 1B and toll-like receptor 4 with contact lens keratitis susceptibility and severity, and to understand the factors that influence study participation...
  12. doi request reprint The effectiveness of various cleaning regimens and current guidelines in contact lens case biofilm removal
    Yvonne T Wu
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:5287-92. 2011
    ..This in vitro study aimed to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of manufacturers' guidelines and several other regimens in removing biofilm using various types of contact lens cases and disinfecting agents...
  13. doi request reprint Comparison of virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from contact lens- and non-contact lens-related keratitis
    Man H Choy
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Microbiol 57:1539-46. 2008
    ..aeruginosa isolates from different infection origins may have different characteristics. A better understanding of these differences may lead to further development of evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of keratitis...
  14. doi request reprint In vivo assessment of antimicrobial efficacy of silver-impregnated contact lens storage cases
    Jaya Dantam
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 53:1641-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate microbial contamination in silver-impregnated contact lens (CL) storage cases while establishing the effect of "wet " and "dry " case maintenance and to determine its association with clinical signs, symptoms, and compliance...
  15. doi request reprint Contact lens case contamination during daily wear of silicone hydrogels
    Mark D P Willcox
    Institute for Eye Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 87:456-64. 2010
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the contamination rate and types of microbes contaminating cases during use of contact lens disinfecting solutions and silicone hydrogel lenses...
  16. doi request reprint Removal of biofilm from contact lens storage cases
    Yvonne T Wu
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:6329-33. 2010
    ..This in vitro study aimed to evaluate and compare the efficacy of cleaning practices that are most commonly carried out by lens wearers and recommended by practitioners...
  17. ncbi request reprint An early assessment of silicone hydrogel safety: pearls and pitfalls, and current status
    Lisa Keay
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 33:358-61; discussion 362-3. 2007
    ..Finally, the relevance of this information is discussed to practitioners and contact lens wearers making choices about the risks and benefits of different products and how they are used...
  18. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of contact lens related microbial keratitis in Australia and New Zealand: multi-source case-capture and cost-effectiveness
    Lisa Keay
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:343-50. 2007
    ..To evaluate a multi-source surveillance system used in a 12-month study of contact lens related microbial keratitis in Australia and New Zealand...
  19. doi request reprint Macular thickness, retinal thickness, and optic disk parameters in dominant compared with nondominant eyes
    Chameen Samarawickrama
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J AAPOS 13:142-7. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of alpha-toxin-deficient Staphylococcus aureus on the production of peripheral corneal ulceration in an animal model
    Peter Z J Wu
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre and Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Curr Eye Res 30:63-70. 2005
    ..To examine the role of Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin in contact lens-induced peripheral ulceration (CLPU)...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of cleaning regimens in silver-impregnated and hydrogen peroxide lens cases
    Yvonne T Wu
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 37:365-9. 2011
    ..This in vitro study compared the effectiveness of several cleaning methods using silver-impregnated lens case and hydrogen peroxide disinfection systems...
  22. doi request reprint Retinal and optic disc findings in adolescence: a population-based OCT study
    Son C Huynh
    Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, Centre for Vision Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:4328-35. 2008
    ..To examine the distribution of macular and peripapillary nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness and optic disc parameters in early-adolescence Australian children and to compare these with previously reported findings in younger children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of refraction and axial length on childhood optic disk parameters measured by optical coherence tomography
    Chameen Samarawickrama
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 144:459-61. 2007
    ..To assess the effects of refraction and axial length on optical coherence tomography (OCT) measures of childhood optic disk parameters...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of lens case hygiene guidelines on contact lens case contamination
    Yvonne T Wu
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 88:E1180-7. 2011
    ..The effectiveness of manufacturers' lens case cleaning guidelines in limiting microbial contamination has not been evaluated in vivo. This study compared the effectiveness of manufacturers' guidelines and an alternative cleaning regimen...
  25. doi request reprint Bovine lactoferrin stimulates human corneal epithelial alkali wound healing in vitro
    Ushasree Pattamatta
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:1636-43. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of bovine lactoferrin (BLF) on human corneal epithelial wound healing using an in vitro alkali-induced wound model and to understand its role in promoting wound healing...
  26. doi request reprint Influence of tear film and contact lens osmolality on ocular comfort in contact lens wear
    Ulrike Stahl
    The Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 86:857-67. 2009
    ..To evaluate a novel method to measure the osmolality of worn contact lenses and assess the impact of contact lens and tear film osmolality on comfort during short-term wear...
  27. doi request reprint Grading contact lens-related microbial keratitis: relevance to disease burden
    Lisa Keay
    Institute for Eye Research and Vision Cooperative Research Centre and School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 85:531-7. 2008
    ..To describe a clinical grading system for epidemiological investigation of presumed contact lens related microbial keratitis (MK) and investigate the relationship to associated costs and disease duration...
  28. doi request reprint Impact of air-drying lens cases in various locations and positions
    Yvonne T Wu
    Institute for Eye Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 87:465-8. 2010
    ..To determine the rate and type of microbial contamination when contact lens cases are air-dried in two different positions (face up and face down) and in four different locations (toilet, bathroom, office, and bedroom)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis in IL-6-deficient mice
    Nerida Cole
    Co operative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit and School of Optometry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 130:165-72. 2003
    ..Using IL-6-/- mice, we have explored the role of IL-6 in P. aeruginosa keratitis...
  30. doi request reprint Biocidal efficacy of silver-impregnated contact lens storage cases in vitro
    Jaya Dantam
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:51-7. 2011
    ..This study evaluated early antimicrobial activity of silver-impregnated CL cases and silver-release characteristics in vitro...
  31. doi request reprint Understanding the stimulus of an air-jet aesthesiometer: computerised modelling and subjective interpretation
    Blanka Golebiowski
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 33:104-13. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to model the air-jet stimulus of the CRCERT-Belmonte Aesthesiometer (CBA) and its interaction with the cornea...
  32. doi request reprint How do Australian optometrists manage work-related physical discomfort?
    Jennifer Long
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 95:606-14. 2012
    ..Work-related physical discomfort exists within the optometric profession. It is not well understood how optometrists manage this issue in their workplaces...
  33. ncbi request reprint Measurements of solutions and contact lenses with a vapor pressure osmometer
    Ulrike Stahl
    The Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:321-7. 2007
    ..To investigate the influence of sample volume and contact lens material on osmolality measurements made with a Wescor vapor pressure osmometer...
  34. doi request reprint Pilot study of contact lens practitioner risk-taking propensity
    Nicole Carnt
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 88:E981-7. 2011
    ..Other factors associated with high practitioner risk taking and larger volume contact lens practices were also investigated...
  35. doi request reprint Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms of interleukins-1β, -6, and -12B with contact lens keratitis susceptibility and severity
    Nicole A Carnt
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Australia
    Ophthalmology 119:1320-7. 2012
    ..To investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-12β are associated with the susceptibility and severity of contact lens-related keratitis...
  36. doi request reprint Higher risk taking propensity of contact lens wearers is associated with less compliance
    Nicole Carnt
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 34:202-6. 2011
    ..To determine whether risk taking personality is associated with compliance in contact lens wear, and how practitioner perception of compliance compares with wearer risk taking and non-compliant behaviour...
  37. ncbi request reprint A population survey of the penetrance of contact lens wear in Australia: rationale, methodology and results
    Katie Edwards
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:275-80. 2009
    ..A population based, cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted to estimate the total penetrance of contact lens wear in Australia...
  38. ncbi request reprint Microbial keratitis predisposing factors and morbidity
    Lisa Keay
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 113:109-16. 2006
    ..To examine predisposing factors, treatment costs, and visual outcome of microbial keratitis in an ophthalmic casualty and inpatient population...
  39. doi request reprint Do swimming goggles limit microbial contamination of contact lenses?
    Yvonne T Wu
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 88:456-60. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether wearing goggles while swimming limits bacterial colonization on contact lenses and whether the type of lens worn affects contamination rates...
  40. ncbi request reprint Type III secretion system-associated toxins, proteases, serotypes, and antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates associated with keratitis
    Hua Zhu
    Institute for Eye Research, School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Eye Res 31:297-306. 2006
    ..01). The results suggest that multidrug resistance may be more commonly associated with the corneal isolates of P. aeruginosa having type III secretion system-associated cytotoxin gene exoU and belonging to serotype E (O:11) group...
  41. ncbi request reprint Silicone hydrogel contact lenses and the ocular surface
    Fiona Stapleton
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Ocul Surf 4:24-43. 2006
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Signs, symptoms, and comorbidities in contact lens-related microbial keratitis
    Lisa Keay
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydeney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 86:803-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical signs, symptoms, and ocular and systemic comorbidities in a large case series of contact lens-related microbial keratitis...
  43. ncbi request reprint A critical role for CCL2 and CCL3 chemokines in the regulation of polymorphonuclear neutrophils recruitment during corneal infection in mice
    Mei Lang Xue
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Immunol Cell Biol 85:525-31. 2007
    ..Our findings provide strong evidence that CCL2 and CCL3 are critical regulators of PMN recruitment, and may lead to therapeutic strategies via targeting of the CC chemokines, CCL2 and CCL3, in the management of P. aeruginosa keratitis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of evidence-based guidelines on contact lens-related microbial keratitis
    Lisa Keay
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 31:3-12. 2008
    ..To assess the response to clinical guidelines based on recent epidemiological studies of contact lens-related microbial keratitis...
  45. doi request reprint Contact lens and lens storage case cleaning instructions: whose advice should we follow?
    Yvonne Wu
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 36:68-72. 2010
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Microbial keratitis and vision loss with contact lenses
    Brien A Holden
    Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Science, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 29:S131-4; discussion S143-4, S192-4. 2003
    ..This article gives a preliminary estimation of the incidence of microbial keratitis and vision loss with continuous-wear contact lenses made from highly oxygen permeable (Dk) materials...
  47. doi request reprint Contact lens user profile, attitudes and level of compliance to lens care
    Yvonne Wu
    Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:183-8. 2010
    ..To identify the demographics profile of lens wearers, and to evaluate the scope and level of noncompliant, behaviours in lens wearers...
  48. doi request reprint Residual corneal flattening after discontinuation of long-term orthokeratology lens wear in asian children
    Richard Wu
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 35:333-7. 2009
    ..Most patients treated with orthokeratology (OK) in Asia are children. The effects of long-term OK on corneal curvature among children after lens wear discontinuation have not previously been reported...
  49. doi request reprint Corneal and conjunctival sensory function: the impact on ocular surface sensitivity of change from low to high oxygen transmissibility contact lenses
    Blanka Golebiowski
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 53:1177-81. 2012
    ..This study investigates whether increasing oxygen availability through discontinuation of contact lens wear or transfer into highly oxygen transmissible (high Dk/t) lenses leads to a change in corneal or conjunctival sensitivity...
  50. doi request reprint Osmolality and tear film dynamics
    Ulrike Stahl
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, Australia School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 95:3-11. 2012
    ..Despite its immense potential in the diagnosis of dry eye, tear film osmolality is not commonly assessed. This review will focus on the current knowledge of tear film dynamics and tear film osmolality...
  51. doi request reprint Role of hypo-osmotic saline drops in ocular comfort during contact lens wear
    Ulrike Stahl
    The Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:68-75. 2010
    ..To determine whether hypo-osmotic saline drops can improve contact lens associated discomfort and dryness by decreasing contact lens osmolality...
  52. ncbi request reprint Altered conjunctival response after contact lens-related corneal inflammation
    Fiona Stapleton
    Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School for Optometry and Vision Science and Cooperative Research Center for Eye Research and Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Cornea 22:443-7. 2003
    ..We designed a masked study to examine the impact of overnight CL wear on clinical variables in subjects who had previously experienced corneal inflammatory disease...
  53. ncbi request reprint Induction of cytokines from polymorphonuclear leukocytes and epithelial cells by ocular isolates of Serratia marcescens
    Emma Hume
    Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 12:287-95. 2004
    ..Inflammatory mediators released by the host may heighten the response. We have examined the ability of human corneal epithelial cells and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) to release cytokines upon stimulation with bacteria...
  54. doi request reprint Health- and vision-related quality of life in intellectually disabled children
    Yu Cui
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 87:37-44. 2010
    ..To investigate the psychometric properties of instruments for the assessment of self-reported functional vision performance and health-related quality of life in children with intellectual disabilities (IDs)...
  55. ncbi request reprint The causes of and cures for contact lens-induced peripheral ulcer
    P Wu
    Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 29:S63-6; discussion S83-4, S192-4. 2003
    ..Bacteriologic examination of lenses at the time of an event has demonstrated an association with Staphylococci spp. We sought to investigate the causes of CLPU in a rabbit model of contact lens wear...
  56. doi request reprint Management of symptomatic Meesmann dystrophy
    Isabelle Jalbert
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales and Institute for Eye Research, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 86:E1202-6. 2009
    ..This report describes a case of Meesmann dystrophy with unusually severe symptoms and punctate epithelial keratopathy managed with a therapeutic contact lens...
  57. ncbi request reprint Interaction between the contact lens and the ocular surface in the etiology of superior epithelial arcuate lesions
    Nicole O'Hare
    The Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and the Cooperative Research, Centre for Eye Research and Technology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 506:973-80. 2002
  58. ncbi request reprint Differences in clinical parameters and tear film of tolerant and intolerant contact lens wearers
    Melissa J Glasson
    Co operative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44:5116-24. 2003
    ..To determine whether intolerance to contact lens wear is attributable to clinical or protein characteristics of the tear film...
  59. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of contact lens-related inflammation and microbial keratitis: a 20-year perspective
    Lisa Keay
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 33:346-53, discussion 362-3. 2007
    ..This article summarizes data from such studies that address incidence and risk factors for this condition. Estimates of risk and associated predisposing factors have been quite consistent over time, geography and study design...
  60. doi request reprint Tear lipid layer and contact lens comfort: a review
    Athira Rohit
    Brien Holden Vision Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 39:247-53. 2013
    ..Certain fatty acids appear to be associated with maintaining the structural stability of the tear film but their role in retarding tear evaporation and modulating contact lens-related discomfort remains to be elucidated...
  61. ncbi request reprint Broad spectrum of antibacterial activity of a new multipurpose disinfecting solution
    Hua Zhu
    Institute for Eye Research, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 33:278-83. 2007
    ..001% polyquaternium-1 and 0.0005% myristamidopropyl dimethylamine, against a range of bacteria and fungi...
  62. ncbi request reprint Contact lens-related microbial keratitis: what can epidemiologic studies tell us?
    Fiona Stapleton
    Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Science, and Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 29:S85-9; discussion S115-8, S192-4. 2003
    ..An appreciation of the advantages and limitations of each of these approaches will assist in the planning of future studies to address these outstanding questions...
  63. doi request reprint Factors affecting corneal and conjunctival sensitivity measurement
    Blanka Golebiowski
    Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Institute for Eye Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 85:241-6. 2008
    ..This study aimed to evaluate whether measurements of threshold of sensation to an air stimulus are affected by corneal/conjunctival location, gender, age, time of day, ambient temperature or humidity...
  64. ncbi request reprint Videoreflective dacryomeniscometry in normal adults and in patients with functional or primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction
    Ian C Francis
    Ocular Plastics Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 139:493-7. 2005
    ..We used VRD to evaluate the height of the central marginal lower lid tear film in normal adults and compared it with two watery-eye groups and a postoperative dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) group...
  65. doi request reprint Developing an instrument to assess vision-related and subjective quality of life in children with intellectual disability: data collection and preliminary analysis in a Chinese population
    Yu Cui
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 28:238-46. 2008
    ..As a first step towards addressing this question, this study collects self-perceptions on visual performance and life quality in school children with intellectual disability...
  66. doi request reprint Risk factors for physical discomfort in Australian optometrists
    Jennifer Long
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 88:317-26. 2011
    ..There are anecdotal reports that optometrists suffer work-related physical discomfort but no published reports to support this...
  67. ncbi request reprint The corneal stroma during contact lens wear
    Isabelle Jalbert
    The Vision Cooperative Research Centre, School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 28:3-12. 2005
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Evasion of cellular ocular defenses by contact lens isolates of Serratia marcescens
    Emma B H Hume
    Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, University of South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Eye Contact Lens 29:108-12. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction of S. marcescens with polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs), which occur in closed-eye tears...
  69. ncbi request reprint Prospective controlled study of vapor pressure tear osmolality and tear meniscus height in nasolacrimal duct obstruction
    Ulrike Stahl
    Vision CRC, and the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 141:1051-6. 2006
    ..Additionally, to determine the effect of successful dacryocystorhinostomy surgery on these tear parameters...
  70. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a multidimensional quality-of-life scale for myopia
    Deborah B Erickson
    Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, Institute for Eye Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 81:70-81. 2004
    ....
  71. pmc Experimental Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis in interleukin-10 gene knockout mice
    Nerida Cole
    Cooperative Research Center for Eye Research and Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Infect Immun 71:1328-36. 2003
    ..This study demonstrates that IL-10 plays an important role in regulating the balance of inflammatory mediators during P. aeruginosa infection of the cornea...
  72. ncbi request reprint The effect of water content on the 193 nm excimer laser ablation
    Mark H Feltham
    Cooperative Research Centrefor Eye Research and Technology, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 30:99-103. 2002
    ..This study reports associations between water content of hydrogel materials and laser ablation depth...
  73. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of and effect of magnification on optical coherence tomography measurements in children
    Xiu Ying Wang
    Department of Ophthalmology Centre for Vision Research, University of Sydney, and Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 143:484-8. 2007
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  74. ncbi request reprint Corneal mechanical sensitivity measurement using a staircase technique
    Blanka Golebiowski
    Vision CRC and School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 25:246-53. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of apoptosis in human corneal epithelial cells
    Fiona Stapleton
    Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 506:827-34. 2002
  76. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the morbidity of contact lens-related microbial keratitis: a population study
    Lisa Keay
    School of Optometry and Vision Science University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:4302-8. 2006
    ..To examine factors influencing the severity of soft contact lens (SCL)-related microbial keratitis...
  77. doi request reprint Risk factors and causative organisms in microbial keratitis
    Matthew Green
    Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Australia
    Cornea 27:22-7. 2008
    ..To establish the risk factors, causative organisms, levels of antibiotic resistance, patient demographics, clinical presentations, and clinical outcomes of microbial keratitis at a tertiary hospital in Australia...
  78. doi request reprint A longitudinal study of trends in keratitis in Australia
    Matthew Green
    Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Australia
    Cornea 27:33-9. 2008
    ..To analyze the changes in risk factors, corneal culture results, antibiotic resistance, treatment, and clinical outcomes of patients with keratitis presenting to a major public hospital in Australia over a 5-year period...
  79. doi request reprint Referral pathways and management of contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Australia and New Zealand
    Lisa Keay
    Intitute for Eye Research and Vision CRC School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of NSW, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 36:209-16. 2008
    ..We examine the referral pathways and treatment for contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Australia and New Zealand...
  80. ncbi request reprint Nasolacrimal obstruction
    Ian C Francis
    Ophthalmology 113:162; author reply 162-3. 2006
  81. ncbi request reprint Perspective on 15 years of research: reduced risk of microbial keratitis with frequent-replacement contact lenses
    Lisa Keay
    Eye Contact Lens 33:167-8. 2007