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Shahzad S; Willcox M, 2020, 'Immuno-pathogenesis of nCOVID-19 and a possible host-directed therapy including anti-inflammatory and anti-viral prostaglandin (PG J2) for effective treatment and reduction in the death toll', Medical Hypotheses, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2020.110080

Echeverria C; Ozkan J; Pahlevani F; Willcox M; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Multifunctional marine bio-additive with synergistic effect for non-toxic flame-retardancy and anti-microbial performance', Sustainable Materials and Technologies, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00199

Tummanapalli SS; Issar T; Kwai N; Pisarcikova J; Poynten AM; Krishnan AV; Willcox MDP; Markoulli M, 2020, 'A Comparative Study on the Diagnostic Utility of Corneal Confocal Microscopy and Tear Neuromediator Levels in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy', Current Eye Research, vol. 45, pp. 921 - 930, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1705984

Kling S; Hufschmid FS; Torres-Netto EA; Randleman JB; Willcox M; Zbinden R; Hafezi F, 2020, 'High Fluence Increases the Antibacterial Efficacy of PACK Cross-Linking', Cornea, vol. 39, pp. 1020 - 1026, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000002335

Willcox MDP; Walsh K; Nichols JJ; Morgan PB; Jones LW, 2020, 'The ocular surface, coronaviruses and COVID-19', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 103, pp. 418 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.13088

Erickson S; Sullivan AG; Barabino S; Begovic E; Benitez-Del-Castillo JM; Bonini S; Borges JS; Brzheskiy V; Bulat N; Cerim A; Craig P; Cușnir V; Cușnir V; Cușnir V; Doan S; Dülger E; Farrant S; Geerling G; Goldblum D; Golubev S; Gomes JAP; González-Méijome JM; Grupcheva CN; Gündüz ÖU; Horwath-Winter J; Källmark F; Karanadze N; Karcic HH; Karcic S; Kontadakis G; Messmer EM; Mrugacz M; Murphy C; O'Leary OE; Procopciuc V; Pult H; Raus P; Şahin A; Setälä N; Stanila A; Stanila DM; Utheim TP; Vehof J; Versura P; Villani E; Willcox MDP; Wolffsohn JS; Zagórski Z; Zoega GM; Sullivan DA; Moderators ; Gomes JAP; Versura P; Willcox MDP, 2020, 'TFOS European ambassador meeting: Unmet needs and future scientific and clinical solutions for ocular surface diseases.', Ocul Surf, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2020.05.006

Jones L; Walsh K; Willcox M; Morgan P; Nichols J, 2020, 'The COVID-19 pandemic: Important considerations for contact lens practitioners', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 43, pp. 196 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2020.03.012

Efron N; Brennan NA; Chalmers RL; Jones L; Lau C; Morgan PB; Nichols JJ; Szczotka-Flynn LB; Willcox MD, 2020, 'Thirty years of ‘quiet eye’ with etafilcon A contact lenses', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 43, pp. 285 - 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2020.03.015

Tummanapalli SS; Willcox MDP; Issar T; Kwai N; Poynten AM; Krishnan AV; Pisarcikova J; Markoulli M, 2020, 'The Effect of Age, Gender and Body Mass Index on Tear Film Neuromediators and Corneal Nerves', Current Eye Research, vol. 45, pp. 411 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1666998

Kharaghani D; Dutta D; Ho KKK; Zhang KQ; Kai W; Ren X; Willcox MDP; Kim IS, 2020, 'Active loading graphite/hydroxyapatite into the stable hydroxyethyl cellulose scaffold nanofibers for artificial cornea application', Cellulose, vol. 27, pp. 3319 - 3334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10570-020-02999-w

Khan M; Stapleton F; Perrywillcox MD, 2020, 'Susceptibility of contact lens-related pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis isolates to multipurpose disinfecting solutions, disinfectants, and antibiotics', Translational Vision Science and Technology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/tvst.9.5.2

Hume EB; Cole N; Khan S; Walsh BJ; Willcox MD, 2020, 'The role of staphopain a in Staphylococcus aureus keratitis', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 193, pp. 107994, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2020.107994

Tummanapalli SS; Issar T; Kwai N; Poynten A; Krishnan AV; Willcox M; Markoulli M, 2020, 'Erratum to ‘Association of corneal nerve loss with markers of axonal ion channel dysfunction in type 1 diabetes’. (Clinical Neurophysiology (2020) 131(1) (145–154), (S1388245719312726), (10.1016/j.clinph.2019.09.029))', Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 131, pp. 780, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2020.01.001

Yasir M; Dutta D; Hossain KR; Chen R; Ho KKK; Kuppusamy R; Clarke RJ; Kumar N; Willcox MDP, 2020, 'Mechanism of Action of Surface Immobilized Antimicrobial Peptides Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.03053

Willcox MDP, 2020, 'Antibiotics and Microbial Keratitis: Do We Need to Test for Resistance?', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 46, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000682

Tummanapalli SS; Issar T; Kwai N; Poynten A; Krishnan AV; Willcox M; Markoulli M, 2020, 'Association of corneal nerve loss with markers of axonal ion channel dysfunction in type 1 diabetes', Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 131, pp. 145 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2019.09.029

Efron N; Brennan NA; Chalmers RL; Jones L; Lau C; Morgan PB; Nichols JJ; Szczotka-Flynn LB; Willcox MD, 2020, 'Authors’ Reply: “Thirty years of ‘quiet eye’ with etafilcon A contact lenses: Additional considerations”', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2020.06.003

Ozkan J; Coroneo M; Sandbach J; Subedi D; Willcox M; Thomas T, 2020, 'Bacterial contamination of intravitreal needles by the ocular surface microbiome', Ocular Surface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2020.05.010

Tummanapalli SS; Issar T; Yan A; Kwai N; Poynten AM; Krishnan AV; Willcox MDP; Markoulli M, 2020, 'Corneal nerve fiber loss in diabetes with chronic kidney disease', Ocular Surface, vol. 18, pp. 178 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2019.11.010

Shahzad S; Willcox M; Shahzad A, 2020, 'Identification of novel in vitro antibacterial action of cloprostenol and evaluation of other non-antibiotics against multi-drug resistant A. baumannii', Journal of Antibiotics, vol. 73, pp. 72 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41429-019-0244-2

Willcox MDP; Chen R; Kalaiselvan P; Yasir M; Rasul R; Kumar N; Dutta D, 2020, 'The development of an antimicrobial contact lens – from the laboratory to the clinic', Current Protein and Peptide Science, vol. 21, pp. 357 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1389203721666191231110453

Willcox MDP; Chen R; Kalaiselvan P; Yasir M; Rasul R; Kumar N; Dutta D, 2020, 'The Development of an Antimicrobial Contact Lens From the Laboratory to the Clinic', CURRENT PROTEIN & PEPTIDE SCIENCE, vol. 21, pp. 357 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1389203720666190820152508

Siddireddy JS; Vijay AK; Tan J; Willcox M, 2020, 'Effect of Eyelid Treatments on Bacterial Load and Lipase Activity in Relation to Contact Lens Discomfort.', Eye Contact Lens, vol. 46, pp. 245 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000673

Konda N; Kaur I; Garg P; Chakrabarti S; Willcox MDP, 2020, 'Toll-like receptor gene polymorphisms in patients with keratitis', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2020.07.003

Tran C; Yasir M; Dutta D; Eswaramoorthy N; Suchowerska N; Willcox M; McKenzie DR, 2019, 'Single Step Plasma Process for Covalent Binding of Antimicrobial Peptides on Catheters to Suppress Bacterial Adhesion', ACS Applied Bio Materials, vol. 2, pp. 5739 - 5748, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.9b00776

Ozkan J; Coroneo M; Thomas T; Willcox M, 2019, 'Biogeography of the human ocular microbiota', The Ocular Surface, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.11.005

Carnt NA; Cipriani V; Stapleton FJ; Calder V; Willcox MD, 2019, 'Association study of single nucleotide polymorphisms in IL-10 and IL-17 genes with the severity of microbial keratitis', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 42, pp. 658 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.06.007

Yasir M; Dutta D; Willcox MDP, 2019, 'Author Correction: Comparative mode of action of the antimicrobial peptide melimine and its derivative Mel4 against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (7063), 10.1038/s41598-019-42440-2)', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49307-6

Yasir M; Dutta D; Willcox MDP, 2019, 'Comparative mode of action of the antimicrobial peptide melimine and its derivative Mel4 against Pseudomonas aeruginosa', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, pp. 7063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42440-2

Sarwat S; Stapleton F; Willcox M; Roy M, 2019, 'Quantum Dots in Ophthalmology: A Literature Review', Current Eye Research, vol. 44, pp. 1037 - 1046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1660793

Kharaghani D; Dutta D; Gitigard P; Tamada Y; Katagiri A; Phan DN; Willcox MDP; Kim IS, 2019, 'Development of antibacterial contact lenses containing metallic nanoparticles', Polymer Testing, vol. 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2019.106034

Tummanapalli SS; Willcox MDP; Issar T; Yan A; Pisarcikova J; Kwai N; Poynten AM; Krishnan AV; Markoulli M, 2019, 'Tear film substance P: A potential biomarker for diabetic peripheral neuropathy', Ocular Surface, vol. 17, pp. 690 - 698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2019.08.010

Chao C; Richdale K; Willcox M, 2019, 'Absorption and Extraction of Inflammatory Mediators From Contact Lens Materials', Eye & contact lens, vol. 45, pp. 340 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000576

Namivandi-Zangeneh R; Sadrearhami Z; Dutta D; Willcox M; Wong EHH; Boyer C, 2019, 'Synergy between Synthetic Antimicrobial Polymer and Antibiotics: A Promising Platform to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria', ACS Infectious Diseases, vol. 5, pp. 1357 - 1365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00049

Taunk A; Chen R; Iskander G; Ho KKK; Almohaywi B; Black DSC; Willcox MDP; Kumar N, 2019, 'The role of orientation of surface bound dihydropyrrol-2-ones (DHP) on biological activity', Molecules, vol. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules24142676

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

Willcox MDP, 2019, 'Tear film, contact lenses and tear biomarkers', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 102, pp. 350 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12918

Kampshoff F; Willcox MDP; Dutta D, 2019, 'A pilot study of the synergy between two antimicrobial peptides and two common antibiotics', Antibiotics, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics8020060

Kuppusamy R; Willcox M; Black DSC; Kumar N, 2019, 'Short cationic peptidomimetic antimicrobials', Antibiotics, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics8020044

Subedi D; Kohli GS; Vijay AK; Willcox M; Rice SA, 2019, 'Accessory genome of the multi-drug resistant ocular isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA34', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0215038, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215038

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

Siddireddy JS; Tan J; Vijay AK; Willcox MDP, 2019, 'The Effect of Microblepharon Exfoliation on Clinical Correlates of Contact Lens Discomfort', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 96, pp. 187 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001354

Hancock SE; Poad BLJ; Willcox MDP; Blanksby SJ; Mitchell TW, 2019, 'Analytical separations for lipids in complex, nonpolar lipidomes using differential mobility spectrometry', Journal of Lipid Research, vol. 60, pp. 1968 - 1978, http://dx.doi.org/10.1194/jlr.D094854

Vijay AK; Zhu H; Willcox M; Ketelson H; Stapleton F, 2019, 'Bacterial biofilm in silver-impregnated contact lens cases', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.11.004

Subedi D; Vijay AK; Rice SA; Willcox M, 2019, 'Cytotoxic factor influencing acquired antimicrobial resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa', Microbiology Australia, vol. 40, pp. 161 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MA19048

Datta A; Willcox M; Stapleton F, 2019, 'In vitro antimicrobial efficacy of silver lens cases used with a multipurpose disinfecting solution', Translational Vision Science and Technology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/tvst.8.3.52

Yasir M; Dutta D; Willcox MDP, 2019, 'Mode of action of the antimicrobial peptide Mel4 is independent of Staphylococcus aureus cell membrane permeability', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0215703, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215703

Taunk A; Chen R; Iskander G; Ho KKK; Black DSC; Willcox MDP; Kumar N, 2018, 'Dual-Action Biomaterial Surfaces with Quorum Sensing Inhibitor and Nitric Oxide to Reduce Bacterial Colonization', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 4174 - 4182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00816

Yasir M; Willcox MDP; Dutta D, 2018, 'Action of antimicrobial peptides against bacterial biofilms', Materials, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma11122468

Subedi D; Vijay AK; Kohli GS; Rice SA; Willcox M, 2018, 'Comparative genomics of clinical strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from different geographic sites', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34020-7


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