Helen Swarbrick

Professor and Grievance and Ethics Officer
Professor

Research Interests
Corneal response to orthokeratology for the correction of refractive errors

Membership of professional associations
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (1988-present)
American Academy of Optometry (1986-present), Fellowship awarded in 1989
International Society for Contact Lens Research (1988-present), Councillor (2005-present)
International Association for Contact Lens Educators (1996-present), Fellowship
Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (1985-present),
New Zealand Association of Optometrists (1975-present), retired member since 1983,
New Zealand Society of Contact Lens Practitioners (1976-present), honorary member since 1988,
Korean Ophthalmic Optics Society (2002-present), honorary member since 2002

Teaching Responsibilities

OPTM 6411 Contact Lenses - Course Lecturer

OPTM 6421 Binocular Vision, CL Fitting, Low Vision  - Course Convenor
OPTM 7104 Advanced Contact Lens Studies  - Course Convenor
OPTM 7205 Speciality Contact Lens Studies  - Course Convenor

 

Publications

Book Chapters
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Papas E; Sweeney D; Fonn D; Swarbrick H, 2019, 'Extended- And Continuous-Wear Lenses', in Phillips AJ; Speedwell L (ed.), Contact Lenses, Elsevier Health Sciences, pp. 237 - 264
2019
Swarbrick HA; Fonn D; Stretton S; Holden BA; Sweeney DF, 2006, 'Extended and Continous wear lenses', in Phillips, Speedwell & Morris (ed.), Contact Lenses (5th Ed), edn. 5th, Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA, pp. 273 - 309
2006
Swarbrick HA, 2005, 'Extended Wear: Physiologic Considerations', in Bennett E; Weissman B (ed.), Clinical Contact Lens Practice, edn. 2nd, Lippincott Williams & WIlkins, Philadelphia, USA, pp. 649 - 675
2005
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 2000, 'Complications of hydrogel extended wear lenses', in Anterior Segment Complications of Contact Lens Wear, edn. Original, Butterworth Heinemann, Woburn, MA, USA, pp. 273 - 308
2000
Swarbrick HA, 1997, 'Extended wear lenses', in Contact Lenses (4th Ed), edn. 4th, Butterworth Heinemann, London, UK, pp. 522 - 531
1997
Conference Papers
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Lum E; Golebiowski B; Swarbrick H, 2014, 'The recovery of corneal sensitivity and nerve morphology changes in orthokeratology', in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, ARVO Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, pp. E - abstract 4660, presented at ARVO Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 04 May 2014 - 08 May 2014
2014
Riazi A; Dain SJ; Swarbrick HA; Pye DC; Boon M, 2008, 'Simulation of macular degeneration with opaque pupil soft contact lenses (OPSCL)', in Abstracts book of Vision 2008, the 9th International Conference on Low vision Research and Rehabilitation partnerships – Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Low vision, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 7-11, 2008, 9th international conference of low vision, Montreal, Canada, presented at 9th international conference of low vision, Montreal, Canada, 07 July 2008 - 11 July 2008
2008
Alharbi AA; Swarbrick HA; La Hood DL, 2003, 'Overnight orthokeratology lens wear suppresses the overnight central corneal oedema response', in McBrien NA (ed.), 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, pp. 31 - 31, presented at 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, 02 July 2003 - 04 July 2003
2003
Alharbi AA; Swarbrick HA; La Hood DL, 2003, 'Overnight orthokeratology lens wear suppresses the overnight central corneal edema response', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 3704 - 3704, presented at ARVO 2003: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 01 May 2003 - 09 May 2003
2003
Kim J; Alexander JA; Swarbrick HA, 2001, 'Accommodative response differences between binocular and monocular viewing for different refractive error', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 392 - 392, presented at ARVO 2001: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 29 April 2001 - 04 May 2001, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000168392102084&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2001
Swarbrick HA; Alharbi A, 2001, 'Overnight orthokeratology induces central corneal epithelial thinning.', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, pp. S597 - S597,
2001
Swarbrick HA; Alharbi A, 2001, 'Overnight orthokeratology induces central corneal epithelial thinning.', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, pp. S597 - S597
2001
Swarbrick HA; Hiewr ; Skeels A; Petes ; Tahhn , 1998, 'Changes in corneal topography with apical clearance rigid contact lenses', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 19 - 19, presented at American Academy of Optometry (1998), Sydney, 28 March 1998 - 30 March 1998
1998
Swarbrick HA, 1997, 'Corneal response to mechanical pressure during orthokeratology', in Clinical and Experimental Optometry, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, pp. 239, presented at 7th Scientific Meeting, No details, 01 January 1997
1997
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Cavanagh D; Holden BA; Swarbrick HA, (eds.), 2004, 'Eye and Contact Lens', Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, presented at Corneal Refractive Therapy - A World Summit Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 29 April - 01 May 2004
2004
Journal articles
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Peguda R; Kang P; Maseedupally V; Swarbrick H, 2018, 'Accuracy and Repeatability of an Anterior Segment Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomographer', Eye & contact lens, vol. 44, pp. S300 - S306,
2018
Swarbrick H; Rand J, 2018, 'Application of a protocol based on trap-neuter-return (TNR) to manage unowned urban cats on an Australian university campus', Animals, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani8050077
2018
Lum E; Golebiowski B; Swarbrick E, 2016, 'The onset of changes in corneal sub-basal nerve morphology and sensitivity during orthokeratology', The Ocular Surface, vol. in press
2016
Kang P; Swarbrick H, 2016, 'New perspective on myopia control with orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 93, pp. 497 - 503,
2016
Yoon JH; Swarbrick HA, 2013, 'Posterior corneal shape changes in myopic overnight orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 90, pp. 196 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31828121eb
2013
Gifford P; Swarbrick HA, 2013, 'Refractive changes from hyperopic orthokeratology monovision in presbyopes', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 90, pp. 306 - 313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318287328e
2013
Gifford P; Cannon T; Lee C; Lee D; Lee HF; Swarbrick HA, 2013, 'Ocular aberrations and visual function with multifocal versus single vision soft contact lenses', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 36, pp. 66 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2012.10.078
2013
Gifford P; Li M; Lu H; Miu J; Panjaya M; Swarbrick HA, 2013, 'Corneal versus ocular aberrations after overnight orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 90, pp. 439 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31828ec594
2013
Gifford P; Swarbrick HA, 2012, 'Repeatability of internal aberrometry with a new simultaneous capture aberrometer/corneal topographer', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 929 - 938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31825017c4
2012
Yoon JH; Avudainayagam K; Swarbrick HA; Avudainayagam C, 2012, 'Validating a new approach to quantify posterior corneal curvature in vivo', Journal of Korean Ophthalmic Optics Society, vol. 17, pp. 223 - 232, http://www.koos.or.kr/paper/list.php
2012
Lum E; Swarbrick HA, 2011, 'Lens Dk/t influences the clinical response in overnight orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 88, pp. 469 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31820bb0db
2011
Gifford P; Alharbi AA; Swarbrick HA, 2011, 'Corneal thickness changes in hyperopic orthokeratology', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 52, pp. 3648 - 3653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.10-6323
2011
van der Worp E; de Brabander J; Swarbrick HA; Hendrikse F, 2009, 'Evaluation of signs and symptoms in 3- and 9-o`clock staining', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 86, pp. 260 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318196bf49
2009
Gifford P; Au V; Hon B; Siu A; Xu P; Swarbrick HA, 2009, 'Mechanism for corneal reshaping in hyperopic orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 86, pp. 306 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181989266
2009
Gifford P; Swarbrick HA, 2009, 'The effect of treatment zone diameter in hyperopic orthokeratology', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 29, pp. 584 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-1313.2009.00672.x
2009
Wu R; Stapleton FJ; Swarbrick HA, 2009, 'Residual corneal flattening after discontinuation of long-term orthokeratology lens wear in Asian children', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 35, pp. 333 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181bdc41f
2009
van der Worp E; de Brabander J; Swarbrick HA; Hendrikse F, 2008, 'Eyeblink frequency and type in relation to 3-and 9-o ` clock staining and gas permeable contact lens variables', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 857 - 866, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181852761
2008
Gifford P; Swarbrick HA, 2008, 'Time Course of Corneal Topographic Changes in the First Week of Overnight Hyperopic Orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 1165 - 1171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31818e8d13
2008
Watt KG; Boneham GC; Swarbrick HA, 2007, 'Microbial keratitis in orthokeratology: the Australian experience', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 90, pp. 182 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2006.00105.x
2007
Watt KG; Swarbrick HA, 2007, 'Trends in Microbial Keratitis Associated With Orthokeratology', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 33, pp. 373 - 377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e318157cd8d
2007
Lum E; Swarbrick HA, 2007, 'Fibrillary lines in overnight orthokeratology', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 90, pp. 299 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2007.00124.x
2007
Schaeffer J; Fonn D; Holden B; Swarbrick HA; Polse KA, 2007, 'Session II: Discussion and summary', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 33, pp. 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e318157ab46
2007
Swarbrick HA, 2006, 'Orthokeratology Review and Update', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 89, pp. 124 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2006.00044.x
2006
Watt KG; Swarbrick HA, 2005, 'Microbial Keratitis in Overnight Orthokeratology: Review of the First 50 Cases', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 31, pp. 201 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.icl.0000179705.23313.7e
2005
Kwok LS; Pierscionek B; Bullimore MA; Swarbrick HA; Mountford JA; Sutton G, 2005, 'Orthokeratology for myopic children: wolf in sheep`s clothing?', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 33, pp. 343 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9071.2005.01059.x
2005
Swarbrick HA; Jayakumar J, 2005, 'The Effect of Age on Short-Term Orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 82, pp. 505 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.opx.0000168583.17327.6d
2005
Walline JJ; Holden BA; Bullimore MA; Rah MJ; Asbell PA; Barr JT; Caroline PJ; Cavanagh D; Despotidis N; Fonn D; Koffler BH; Reeder K; Swarbrick HA; Wohl LG, 2005, 'The Current State of Corneal Reshaping', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 31, pp. 209 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.icl.0000179709.76832.4f
2005
Alharbi AA; La Hood DL; Swarbrick HA, 2005, 'Overnight Orthokeratology Lens Wear Can Inhibit the Central Stromal Edema Response', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 46, pp. 2334 - 2340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.04-1162
2005
Swarbrick HA, 2004, 'Discussion and Summary', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 30, pp. 205 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ICL.0000143368.62660.EA
2004
Jayakumar J; Swarbrick HA, 2004, 'Age is a significant contributing factor in the short-term cornealresponse to orthokeratology lens wear', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 45, pp. U577 - U577, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000223338001508&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2004
Swarbrick HA; Hiew R; Kee AJ; Peterson S; Tahhan N, 2004, 'Apical clearance rigid contact lenses induce corneal steepening', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 81, pp. 427 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.opx.0000135096.22749.64
2004
Swarbrick HA, 2004, 'Orthokeratology (corneal refractive therapy): what is it and how does it work?', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 30, pp. 181 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ICL.0000140221.41806.6E
2004
Cavanagh HD; Holden B; Swarbrick H, 2004, 'Eye and contact lens: Introduction', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 30, pp. 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00140068-200410000-00002
2004
Swarbrick HA, 2004, 'The e`s, p`s, and Q`s of Corneal Shape', Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists, vol. 8, pp. 5 - 8
2004
Swarbrick HA, 2004, 'Introduction - Editorial', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 30, pp. 180
2004
Alharbi AA; Swarbrick HA, 2003, 'The Effects of Overnight Orthokeratology Lens Wear on Corneal Thickness', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 44, pp. 2518 - 2523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.02-0680
2003
Swarbrick HA; Sridharan R, 2003, 'Corneal Response to Short-Term Orthokeratology Lens Wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 80, pp. 200 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-200303000-00009
2003
van der Worp E; de B; Swarbrick HA; Nuijts ; Hendrikse , 2003, 'Corneal Desiccation in Rigid Contact Lens Wear: 3- and 9-O`Clock Staining', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 80, pp. 280 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-200304000-00005
2003
Swarbrick HA; Nguyan G, 2001, 'The ChromaGen contact lens system: colour vision test results and subjective responses', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 21, pp. 182 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0275-5408(00)00045-4
2001
Swarbrick HA; Wong G; O Leary DJ, 1998, 'Corneal response to orthokeratology.', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 75, pp. 791 - 799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-199811000-00019
1998
Grant T; Chong MS; Vajdic CM; Swarbrick HA; Gauthier CA; Sweeney DF; Holden BA, 1998, 'Contact lens induced peripheral ulcers (CLPUs) during hydrogel contact lens wear', CLAO Journal, vol. 24, pp. 145 - 151
1998
Swarbrick HA; Mayhew S; Chalker S, 1998, 'The critical Dk/L to avoid edema for daily wear RGP contact lenses.', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 81, pp. 72 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.1998.tb06630.x
1998
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 1996, 'Ocular characteristics associated with RGP lens adherence', Optometry and Vision Science, pp. 473 - 481
1996
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 1996, 'Effects of lens parameter variation on RGP lens adherence', Optometry and Vision Science, pp. 144 - 155
1996
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 1996, 'Effects of lens parameter variation on rigid gas-permeable lens adherence', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 73, pp. 144 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-199603000-00004
1996
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 1996, 'Ocular characteristics associated with rigid gas-permeable lens adherence', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 73, pp. 473 - 481
1996
Tan KO; Sack RA; Holden BA; Swarbrick HA, 1993, 'Temporal sequence of changes in tear film composition during sleep', Current Eye Research, vol. 12, pp. 1001 - 1007, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02713689309029226
1993
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 1989, 'Rigid gas-permeable lens adherence: A patient-dependent phenomenon', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 66, pp. 269 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-198905000-00003
1989
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 1988, 'Reply', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 65, pp. 686 - 687
1988
SWARBRICK HA; HOLDEN BA, 1988, 'RGP LENS BINDING - REPLY', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPTOMETRY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, vol. 65, pp. 686 - 687, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1988P691600016&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1988
Chalupa E; Swarbrick HA; Holden BA; Sjöstrand J, 1987, 'Severe Corneal Infections Associated with Contact Lens Wear', Ophthalmology, vol. 94, pp. 17 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0161-6420(87)33513-4
1987
Swarbrick HA; Holden BA, 1987, 'Rigid gas permeable lens binding significance and contributing factors', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 64, pp. 815 - 823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-198711000-00003
1987
Holden BA; Williams L; Sweeney DF; Swarbrick HA, 1986, 'The endothelial response to contact lens wear', CLAO Journal, vol. 12, pp. 150 - 152
1986
Zabkiewicz K; Swarbrick H; Holden BA, 1986, 'Clinical experiences with low to moderateDK hard gas-permeable lenses for extended wear', Journal of the British Contact Lens Association, vol. 1986, pp. 101 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-7037(86)80035-0
1986
Holden BA; Sweeney DF; Swarbrick HA; Vannas A; Nilsson KT; Efron N, 1986, 'The vascular response to long‐term extended contact lens wear', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 69, pp. 112 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.1986.tb06800.x
1986
SWARBRICK H; PYE D; HOLDEN BA, 1985, 'Current Australian Contact Lens Practice', The Australian Journal of Optometry, vol. 68, pp. 2 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.1985.tb00735.x
1985
Holden BA; McNally JJ; Mertz GW; Swarbrick HA, 1985, 'Topographical corneal oedema', Acta Ophthalmologica, vol. 63, pp. 684 - 691, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.1985.tb01581.x
1985
SWARBRICK HA, 1979, 'Vision Screening in New Zealand Schools: Paper presented to the 49th ANZAAS conference, Auckland, N.Z., 1979.', The Australian Journal of Optometry, vol. 62, pp. 374 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.1979.tb02335.x
1979