OUR TRACK RECORD
We have a rich history of eye health innovation, our research and industry knowledge created powerhouse developments such as the birth of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Innovations such as these gave us a platform to bring eye health to those in need, and look to the future to develop the next generation of eye health devices.
Other Major Achievements
- 1972 - Comfortable, well performing daily wear hydrogel spherical and toric lens (Zero 6 Hydron).
- 1973 - Determined endothelial response to contact lens wear.
- 1975 - Extended wear soft lenses, co-designed Permalens and Permaflex extended wear soft contact lenses.
- 1983 - The first centre-distance and centre-near soft bifocal combination for treating presbyopia with concentric bifocal contact lenses (CooperVision).
- 1984 to 1994 - Methods developed for the definition of the oxygen needs of the eye; methods of using and screening extended wear lenses which led to high Dk Silicone Hydrogel lenses (CIBA VISION, Bausch & Lomb).
- 1991 to 2015 - Surgical and imaging technology – Accommodating Gel; Intraoperative Autorefractor; Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography.
- 2012 - Collaboration with Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) leading to the launch of AMO’s current dual-disinfectant multipurpose disinfecting solution.
- Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, Jong M, Naidoo KS, Sankaridurg P, Wong TY, Naduvilath TJ, Resnikoff S. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050, Ophthalmology, 2016 May;123(5):1036-42.
- Fricke TR, Holden BA, Wilson DA, Schlenther G, Naidoo KS, Resnikoff S & Frick KD. Global cost of correcting vision impairment from uncorrected refractive error, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2012 Oct 1; 90(10):728-38.
- Sankaridurg P, Donovan L, Varnas S, Ho A, Chen X, Martinez A, Fisher S, Lin Z, Smith III EL, Ge J, Holden B. Spectacle Lenses Designed to Reduce Progression of Myopia: 12-Month Results, Optometry and Vision Science, 2010 Sep;87(9):631-41.
- Holden BA, Fricke TR, May Ho S, Wong R, Schlenther G, Cronje S, Burnett A, Papas E, Naidoo KS, Frick KD. Global vision impairment due to uncorrected presbyopia, Archives of Ophthalmology, 2008 Dec; 126(12):1731-9.
- Smith TST, Frick KD, Holden BA, Fricke TR, Naidoo KS. Potential lost productivity resulting from the global burden of uncorrected refractive error, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2009 Jun; 87(6): 431–437.
- Naidoo KS, Raghunandan A, Mashige KP, Govender P, Holden BA, Pakharel GP & Ellwein LB. Refractive error and visual impairment in African children in South Africa, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2003 Sep;44(9):3764-70.
- Stapleton F, Keay L, Edwards K, Naduvilath T, Dart JKG, Brian G & Holden BA. The incidence of contact lens related microbial keratitis in Australia, Ophthalmology, 2008 Oct;115(10):1655-62.
- Holden BA, Sweeney DF, Vannas A, Nilsson KT & Efron N. Effects of long-term extended contact lens wear on the human cornea, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 1985 Nov;26(11):1489-501.
- Holden BA & Mertz GW. Critical oxygen levels to avoid corneal edema for daily and extended wear contact lenses, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 1984 Oct;25(10):1161-7.
- Holden BA, Mertz GW & McNally JJ. Corneal swelling response to contact lenses worn under extended wear conditions, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 1983 Feb;24(2):218-26.
- Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology (CRCERT) - 1991 to 1997
- CRCERT 2 - 1997 to 2003
- Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC) - 2003 to 2010
- Vision CRC 2 - 2010 to 2015
- Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami (rated the number one eye hospital in the U.S.)
- LV Prasad Eye Institute (one of the leading comprehensive eye care centres in India and a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness)
- University of Houston College of Optometry (U.S.)
- Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre at Sun-yat Sen University (the major provider of advanced eye care in China, integrating teaching, eye research and blindness prevention activities)
Experts in myopia representing each WHO region attended the meeting and contributed to the final report. The meeting reviewed the magnitude of myopia, vision impairment and blindness in myopia, terminology and classification, pathological consequences, the impact on society, aetiology, risk factors, and evidence for myopia control.