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Journal articles

Ozkan J; Willcox MD, 2019, 'The Ocular Microbiome: Molecular Characterisation of a Unique and Low Microbial Environment', Current Eye Research, vol. 44, pp. 685 - 694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1570526

Ozkan J; De La Jara PL; Willcox M, 2019, 'Comparative Analysis of Adverse Events from a Series of Proof-of-Principle Extended Wear Studies', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 45, pp. 88 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000546

Ozkan J; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Wilcsek G; Coroneo M; Thomas T, 2018, 'Biogeography of the human ocular microbiota', The Ocular Surface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.11.005

Ozkan J; Coroneo M; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Thomas T, 2018, 'Identification and visualization of a distinct microbiome in ocular surface conjunctival tissue', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 59, pp. 4268 - 4276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.18-24651

Ozkan J; Nielsen S; Diez-Vives C; Coroneo M; Thomas T; Willcox M, 2017, 'Temporal Stability and Composition of the Ocular Surface Microbiome', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10494-9

Ozkan J; Rathi VM; De La Jara PL; Naduvilath T; Holden BA; Willcox MDP, 2015, 'Effect of daily contact lens cleaning on ocular adverse events during extended wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 157 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000479

Dutta D; Ozkan J; Willcox MDP, 2014, 'Biocompatibility of Antimicrobial Melimine Lenses: Rabbit and Human Studies', Optometry & Vision Science, vol. 91, pp. 570 - 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000232

Ozkan J; Willcox MDP; Rathi VM; Srikanth D; Zhu H; De La Jara PL; Naduvilath T; Holden BA, 2014, 'Effect of antibiotic drops on adverse events during extended lens wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 91, pp. 13 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000123

Ozkan J; Bakaraju R; Fedtke C; Chung J; Ehrmann K; Falk D; Ho A; Holden B, 2013, 'Short-term adaptation of accommodative lag, facility and phoria in myopes fitted with multifocal contact lenses', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 44, pp. S30 - S37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000299

Ozkan J; Ehrmann K; Meadows D; Lally J; Holden BA; De la jara PL, 2013, 'Lens parameter changes under in vitro and ex vivo conditions and their effect on the conjunctiva', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 36, pp. 171 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2013.01.004

Ozkan J; Willcox MD; de La Jara PL; Mandathara PS; Rathi VM; Thomas V; Holden BA, 2012, 'The effect of daily lens replacement during overnight wear on ocular adverse events', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 1674 - 1681, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31827731ac

Dantam J; Zhu H; Willcox MD; Ozkan J; Naduvilath T; Thomas V; Stapleton FJ, 2012, 'In vivo assessment of antimicrobial efficacy of silver-impregnated contact lens storage cases', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 53, pp. 1641 - 1648, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-8197

Ozkan J; Zhu H; Gabriel M; Holden BA; Willcox MDP, 2012, 'Effect of prophylactic antibiotic drops on ocular microbiota and physiology during silicone hydrogel lens wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 326 - 335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318243280e

Omali NB; Zhao Z; Zhong L; Raftery MJ; Zhu H; Ozkan J; Willcox MDP, 2012, 'Quantification of protein deposits on silicone hydrogel materials using stable-isotopic labeling and multiple reaction monitoring', Biofouling, vol. 28, pp. 697 - 709, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2012.702763

Vijay AK; Zhu H; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Bandara R; Borazjani R; Willcox MD, 2012, 'Bacterial adhesion to unworn and worn silicone hydrogel lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 1095 - 1106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318264f4dc

Omali N; Zhu H; Zhao Z; Ozkan J; Xu B; Borazjani R; Willcox MD, 2011, 'Effect of cholesterol deposition on bacterial adhesion to contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 88, pp. 950 - 958, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31821cc683

Willcox MD; Phillips B; Ozkan J; Jalbert I; Meagher L; Gene T; Holden BA; Papas E, 2010, 'Interactions of lens care with silicone hydrogel lenses and effect on comfort', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 87, pp. 839 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181f3e2fc

Ozkan J; Mandathara P; Krishna P; Naduvilath T; Willcox MD; Holden BA, 2010, 'Risk factors for corneal inflammatory and mechanical events with extended wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 87, pp. 847 - 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181f6f97d

Willcox MD; Naduvilath T; Vaddavalli P; Holden BA; Ozkan J; Zhu H, 2010, 'Corneal erosions, bacterial contamination of contact lenses and microbial keratitis', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 36, pp. 340 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181f57b05

Stapleton FJ; Ozkan J; Jalbert I; Holden BA; Petsoglou C; McClellan KA, 2009, 'Contact lens-related acanthamoeba keratitis', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 86, pp. 1196 - 1201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181baae11

Diec J; Carnt N; Tilia D; Evans VE; Rao V; Ozkan J; Holden BA, 2009, 'Prompt diagnosis and treatment of microbial keratitis in a daily wear lens', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 86, pp. E904 - E907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181ae0084

Zhu H; Kumar A; Ozkan J; Bandara R; Ding A; Perera I; Steinberg P; Kumar N; Lao W; Griesser SS; Britcher L; Griesser HJ; Willcox MDP, 2008, 'Erratum: Fimbrolide-coated antimicrobial lenses: their in vitro and in vivo effects (Optometry and Vision Science (2008) 85 (292-300)', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318180df0a

Ozkan J; Papas EB, 2008, 'Lubricant effects on low Dk and silicone hydrogel lens comfort', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 773 - 777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181819f37

Zhu H; Kumar A; Ozkan J; Bandara R; Ding A; Perera I; Steinberg PD; Kumar N; Lao W; Griesser S; Britcher L; Griesser HJ; Willcox MD, 2008, 'Fimbrolide-coated antimicrobial lenses: Their in vitro and in vivo effects', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 292 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31816bea0f

Millar TJ; Papas EB; Ozkan J; Jalbert I; Ball M, 2003, 'Clinical Appearance and Microscopic Analysis of Mucin Balls Associated with Contact Lens Wear', Cornea, vol. 22, pp. 740 - 745, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00003226-200311000-00006

Conference Papers

Ozkan J; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Wilcsek G; Coroneo M; Thomas T, 2018, 'The biogeography of the human ocular microbiota', in The biogeography of the human eye microbiota, European Molecular Biology Organisation/European Molecular Biology Laboratory Symposia - The Human Microbiome, Heidelberg, Germany, presented at European Molecular Biology Organisation/European Molecular Biology Laboratory Symposia - The Human Microbiome, Heidelberg, Germany, 16 September 2018 - 19 September 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.11.005

Ozkan J; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Thomas T; Coroneo M, 2018, 'What is hiding in your eyes? The microbiome of ocular surface niches', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Honolulu, HI, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912502178&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Ozkan J, 2018, 'Genetics of the ocular microbiota', in Assessing the biogeography of the ocular microbiota, Australia/New Zealand Cornea and Eye Bank meeting, Sydney, Australia, presented at Australia/New Zealand Cornea and Eye Bank meeting, Sydney, Australia, 23 February 2018 - 24 February 2018

Ozkan J; Diez-Vives C; Nielsen S; Thomas T; Coroneo M; Willcox M, 2017, 'The Temporal Stability and the Ocular Surface Microbiome', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432176306051&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Ozkan J; Diez-Vives C; Nielsen S; Coroneo M; Thomas T; Willcox M, 2017, 'A Statistical Model to Filter Contaminant Bacteria in Ocular Microbiome Studies', in A Statistical Model to Filter Contaminant Bacteria in Ocular Microbiome Studies, International Society for Contact Lens Research, Portland, Oregon, USA, presented at International Society for Contact Lens Research, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 August 2017 - 18 August 2017

Willcox ; Dutta D; Chen R; Ho KITTY; Ozkan J; Cole N; Zhu H; Kumar NARESH, 2017, 'Human clinical testing of antimicrobial contact lenses.', in Human clinical testing of antimicrobial contact lenses., International Conference on Antimicrobial Research, Madrid, Spain, presented at International Conference on Antimicrobial Research, Madrid, Spain, 01 October 2017 - 03 October 2017

Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Rathi V; Holden B; Willcox M, 2015, 'Retrospective Analysis of Adverse Event Incidence between Different Proof-of-Principle Interventions Designed to Minimise Lens Contamination during 30-Days Continuous Wear', in Retrospective Analysis of Adverse Event Incidence between Different Proof-of-Principle Interventions Designed to Minimise Lens Contamination during 30-Days Continuous Wear, 18th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Budapest, Hungary, presented at 18th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Budapest, Hungary, 23 August 2015 - 28 August 2015

Ehrmann K; Bakaraju RC; Chung J; Ozkan J; Ho A; Fedtke C; Falk D; Holden BA, 2014, 'Peripheral refraction and aberration profiles for single vision and multifocal contact lenses and the effect of accommodation', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000433203500130&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Dutta D; Ozkan ; Willcox , 2014, 'Performance of antimicrobial contact lenses in one day human clinical study.', in Performance of antimicrobial contact lenses in one day human clinical study., Ocular surface conference, Sydney, presented at Ocular surface conference, Sydney, 20 July 2014 - 24 July 2014

Dutta D; Ozkan J; Willcox M, 2014, 'Biocompatibility and retention of activity of melamine antimicrobial contact lenses in a human clinical trial', in Biocompatibility and retention of activity of melamine antimicrobial contact lenses in a human clinical trial, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, USA, 04 May 2014 - 08 May 2014

Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Holden B; Willcox M, 2014, 'Proof-of-principle study: Effect of antibiotic drop use, during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear, on ocular adverse events.', in Proof-of-principle study: Effect of antibiotic drop use, during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear, on ocular adverse events., Ocular Surface Science and Dry-Eye Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Ocular Surface Science and Dry-Eye Conference, Sydney, Australia, 25 July 2014 - 27 July 2014

Ozkan J; Willcox M; Rathi V; Lazon de la Jara P; Holden B, 2014, 'The effect of lens cleaning with a multipurpose solution on hand-to-lens bacterial contamination', in The effect of lens cleaning with a multipurpose solution on hand-to-lens bacterial contamination, American Academy of Optometry, Denver, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Denver, USA, 12 November 2014 - 15 November 2014

Ozkan J; Bakaraju R; Fedtke C; Chung J; Ehrmann K; Ho A; Holden B, 2013, 'Short-term adaptation of accommodative lag, facility and phoria in myopes fitted with multifocal contact lenses', Seattle, Washington, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington, USA, 05 May 2013 - 09 May 2013

Ozkan J; Willcox M; Rathi V; Srikanth D; Zhu H; Naduvilath T; Lazon de la Jara P; Holden B, 2013, 'Effect of prophylactic antibiotic drops on adverse events during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear.', in Effect of prophylactic antibiotic drops on adverse events during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear., International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Kyoto, Japan, presented at International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Kyoto, Japan, 25 August 2013 - 30 August 2013

Ozkan J; Willcox M; Lazon de la Jara P; Mandathara P; Rathi V; Holden B, 2012, 'Morning cleaning or replacement of lenses reduces complications with extended wear of contact lenses', in Morning cleaning or replacement of lenses reduces complications with extended wear of contact lenses, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, 06 May 2012 - 10 May 2012

Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Naduvilath T; Holden B, 2012, 'Retrospective analysis of differences in physiological response and clinical performance of lenses between Asian and Caucasian contact lens wearers', in Retrospective analysis of differences in physiological response and clinical performance of lenses between Asian and Caucasian contact lens wearers, American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, USA, 24 October 2012 - 27 October 2012

Zhu H; Vijay A; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Borazjani R; Willcox M, 2011, 'The influence of lens wear on bacterial adhesion to Silicone Hydrogel Lenses', Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 01 May 2011 - 05 May 2011

Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Ehrmann K; Lally J; Willcox M, 2011, 'Effect of edge shape and lens geometry changes on conjunctival staining during daily wear.', in Effect of edge shape and lens geometry changes on conjunctival staining during daily wear., British Contact Lens Association, Manchester, UK, presented at British Contact Lens Association, Manchester, UK, 23 May 2011 - 27 May 2011

Ozkan J; Willcox M, 2011, 'The effect of lens modulus on post-insertion comfort with silicone hydrogel lenses.', in The effect of lens modulus on post-insertion comfort with silicone hydrogel lenses., The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 01 May 2011 - 05 May 2011

Ozkan J; Srikanth D; Sangwan V; Holden B; Willcox M, 2011, 'Impact of Daily Lens Cleaning during Overnight Wear on Contact Lens Related Ocular Adverse Events.', in Impact of Daily Lens Cleaning during Overnight Wear on Contact Lens Related Ocular Adverse Events., International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Napa, California, USA, presented at International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Napa, California, USA, 21 August 2011 - 26 August 2011

Willcox M; Zhu H; Vijay A; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Borazjani R, 2010, 'Bacterial adhesion to silicone hydrogel lenses', Birmingham, England, presented at British Contact Lens Association, Birmingham, England, 27 May 2010 - 30 May 2010

Willcox M; Zhu H; Ozkan J; Krishna P, 2010, 'Inflammation during contact lens wear and keratitis: strategies for its control', Montreal, Canada, presented at International Society for Eye Research, Montreal, Canada, 18 July 2010 - 21 July 2010

Omali B; Zhu H; Zhau Z; Ozkan J; Xu B; Willcox M; Borazjani R, 2010, 'Effect of cholesterol deposition on bacterial adhesion to contact lenses', Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 02 May 2010 - 06 May 2010

Zhu H; Kumar A; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Bandara R; Willcox M; Borazjani RN, 2010, 'Bacterial Adhesion to Silicone Hydrogel Lenses', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442393600134&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Ozkan J; Zhu H; Gabriel M; Willcox M; Holden B, 2010, 'Daily instillation of antibiotic drops during extended wear of silicone hydrogel lenses.', in Daily instillation of antibiotic drops during extended wear of silicone hydrogel lenses., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, 04 May 2010 - 07 May 2010


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