Scientific Presentations

2019

Guthrie S, Moezzi A, Varikooty J, Woods J, Jones L. A bilateral dispensing evaluation of two different toric lens geometries
BCLA Conference, Manchester, UK, 2019

Jones L, Jabeen A, Subbaraman L, Heynen M, Keir N, Srinivasan S. Method optimization to quantify four different neuropeptides in the human tear film Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2019

Jones L, Subbaraman L, Dare E, Fung CK. Establishment of optimal culture media in human corneal epithelial wound healing models Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2019

Jones L, Wong S. Subjective assessment of contact lens handling: what can we learn from the past? BCLA Conference, Manchester, UK, 2019

Jones L, Yee A, Jabeen A, Subbaraman L, McCanna D, Phan CM. Novel in-vitro method to study bacterial interaction with contact lenses Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2019

Luensmann D, Woods J, Patel S. Validation of an online lens fitting app for two daily disposable toric lenses BCLA Conference, Manchester, UK, 2019

Phan CM, Qiao H, Jones L. A simple method to synthesize PVA hydrogels Canadian Biomaterials Society, Quebec, 2019

Phan CM, Qiao H, Shinde R, Jones L. Development of an in vitro eye model with polyvinyl alcohol The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Vancouver, British Columbia, 2019

Phan CM, Qiao H, Shinde R, Jones L. Development of an eye model with polyvinyl alcohol Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019;E-abstract 6326

Phan CM, Walther H, Jones L. Mass spectrometry detection of phosphatidyl choline from delefilcon A Canadian Biomaterials Society, Quebec, 2019

Phan CM, Walther H, Jones L. Development of a polymeric eye model for foreign body removal Canadian Biomaterials Society, Quebec, 2019

Phan CM, Walther H, Qiao H, Jones L. Development of a novel in vitro blink model Canadian Biomaterials Society, Quebec, 2019

Rangarajan R, Ketelson H, Do R, McCanna D, Suko A, Enstone D, Subbaraman L, Jones L, Meyer A. Characterization of a New Phospholipid Containing Nanoemulsion Lubricant Eye Drop for Dry Eye Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019;E-abstract 303

Rappon J, Woods J, Jones D, Jones L. Tolerability of novel myopia control spectacle designs Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019;E-abstract 5845

Walther H, Chan V, Phan CM, Jones L. Modelling non-invasive tear break-up times of soft lenses using a sophisticated in vitroblink platform Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019;E-abstract 6328

Woods J, Varikooty J, Jones L. Visual performance with a daily disposable silicone hydrogel center-near progressive design multifocal lens with two independent intermediate zones BCLA Conference, Manchester, UK, 2019

Woods J, Varikooty J, Lumb E. Validation of a multifocal contact lens online fitting app BCLA Conference, Manchester, UK, 2019

Yee A, Chan V, Heynen M, Jones L. A radioactive labelling technique for evaluating the uptake and release of myristamidopropyl dimethylamine (MAP-D) from contact lenses Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019;E-abstract 6370 [ Show Abstract ]

Purpose: The uptake and subsequent release of biocides from contact lens (CL) materials is of relevance as it has been linked with outbreaks of microbial keratitis and potential cytotoxic responses. Previous uptake and release studies of myristamidopropyl dimethylamine (MAP-D; ALDOX®) have used light-scattering techniques, which are time consuming and have relatively low sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to develop a radioactive labelling technique in order to improve the accuracy and sensitivity of biocide uptake and release to CL materials.

Methods: Four soft CL materials (lotrafilcon A, balafilcon A, senofilcon A, etafilcon A) were tested (N=4). Radioactive (14C) MAP-D was purchased from Moravek Inc. (California, USA). The lenses were incubated in PBS (ISO 18369-3) solution containing radioactive MAP-D (5µg/mL) for 8 hours. After the incubation period of 8 hours, the lenses were placed into the release condition. The release of MAP-D was assessed over 24 hours in 2 mL of PBS. Aliquots were removed at 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, and 24 hour time points and added to scintillation fluor (PerkinElmer, USA). The samples were counted for their radioactive signal (CPM) using the LS6500 Beckman Coulter liquid scintillation beta counter (Beckman Coulter, ON, CA). The CPM was converted to µg of MAP-D based on a standard curve.

Results: After the incubation period of 8 hours, the uptake of MAP-D by etafilcon A (2.78±0.19µg) was significantly different than lotrafilcon A (4.69±0.1µg, p<0.01), balafilcon A (4.55±0.31µg, p<0.01), and senofilcon A (4.35±0.13µg, p<0.01). The total amount of MAP-D released by etafilcon A (1.41±0.09µg) was significantly greater than lotrafilcon A (0.27±0.02µg, p<0.01), balafilcon A (0.23±0.04µg, p<0.01), and senofilcon A (0.21±0.01µg, p<0.01). The results demonstrate that the uptake of MAP-D was higher for all silicone hydrogel (SH) lenses and lower for the conventional hydrogel lens. The release profile of etafilcon A was greater than the SH lenses, with a burst release of 0.33µg at 0.25 hr.

Conclusions: Radioactive labelling of MAP-D offers a highly sensitive, accurate way of assessing the uptake and release profiles of biocides to CL materials. Future studies using this methodology will investigate the profiles for other biocides, such as polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), a common biocide used in CL solutions.