Jackie Tan-Showyin

Senior Research Fellow (UNSW)

About me:

I completed my undergraduate Optometry training at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and worked in private practice for a number of years before embarking on a research career with the Institute for Eye Research. During this time I completed a PhD entitled “The influence of toric soft contact lens design on clinical performance”. I moved overseas to take up a position as Manager of Clinical Studies for CooperVision’s Research and Development Center in California, and after several years returned to Australia to continue pursuing my interests in research and teaching at the University of New South Wales.

Education:

PhD in Optometry (University of New South Wales, 2006)

BOptom (Hons) (University of New South Wales, 1994)

Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (University of New South Wales, 2015)

Research:

Manager, Eye Research Group at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW

Teaching:

Supervision of Post-graduate and Honours Optometry students at UNSW

 

Research Groups

Research Topics

  • Ocular therapeutics and drug delivery

Publications

Conference Papers
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Asbell PA; Vingrys AJ; Tan J; Shettle PL; McLaurin EB; Ogundele A; Downie LE; Jenkins G, 2017, 'Fixed versus pro-re-nata dosing of polyethylene glycol/propylene glycol-based artificial tears: A randomized clinical trial', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Baltimore, MD, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Baltimore, MD, 07 - 11 May 2017,
2017
Asbell PA; Vingrys AJ; Tan J; Shettle PL; McLaurin EB; Ogundele A; Downie LE; Jenkins G, 2017, 'Fixed versus pro-re-nata dosing of polyethylene glycol/propylene glycol-based artificial tears: A randomized clinical trial', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Baltimore, MD, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Baltimore, MD, 07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
2017
Coroneo MT; Aragona P; Benitez-del-Castillo J; Tan J; Vandewalle E; Vingrys AJ; Liu H; Simmons PA; Vehige JG; Chen R, 2015, 'A Controlled 3-Month Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of an Investigational Eye Drop Formulation in Subjects with Dry Eye Disease', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Denver, CO, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Denver, CO, 03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362891103241&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2015
Tan J; Watson SL; Foster J, 2013, 'EFFICACY OF CORNEAL GLUING PROCEDURES', in CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 34 - 34, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000329507100052&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2013
Tan J; Back A; Papas EB; O Hare N; Jalbert I; Skotnitsky C; Shiobara M; Holden BA, 2002, 'Performance standards for toric soft contact lenses', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 131 - 131, presented at American Academy of Optometry (2002), San Diego, Californa, USA, 12 December 2002 - 15 December 2002
2002
Lum E; Tan J, 2002, 'Comparison of toric soft lens design', in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Blackwell Publishing Asia, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, pp. 21 - 21, presented at XXIXth International Congress of Ophthalmology, Darling Harbour, Sydney
2002
Tan J; Back A; Naduvilath T, 2001, 'Comparison of empirical versus diagnostic fitting of disposable soft toric lenses', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 48 - 48, presented at American Academy of Optometry (2001), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 06 December 2001 - 10 December 2001
2001
Sweeney DF; Tan J; Keay LJ; Jalbert I; Holden BA, 2000, 'Tear microsphere (TMS) with high Dk lenses', in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Stockton Press, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 56 - 56, presented at British Contact Lens Association Annual Clinical Conference (BCLA 2000), Birmingham, England
2000
Tan J; Keay LJ; Jalbert I; Sweeney DF; Holden BA, 2000, 'Mucin balls with high Dk lenses', in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology, Blackwell Science Asia, South Carlton, Australia, pp. 117 - 117, presented at Australasian Ophthalmic and Visual Sciences Meeting 2000, Sydney
2000
Tan J; Back A; O Hare N; Jalbert I; Skotnitsky C, 2000, 'Repeatability of soft toric lens location over time', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 216 - 216, presented at American Academy of Optometry (2000), Orlando, Florida, USA
2000
Conference Abstracts
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Siddireddy JS; Vijay AK; Tan J; Willcox M, 2018, 'Do the saturation and fatty acid chain length of meibum and tear lipids determine symptoms in contact lens wearers?', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912505061&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Vijay AK; Tang A; Pham R; Tan J; Willcox MDP, 2018, 'Transmission of pathogenic bacteria to contact lenses from storage cases', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912505105&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Vijay AK; Tan J; Ho L; Penesyan A; Paulsen I; Willcox MDP, 2015, 'Microbiome of contact lens cases following corneal infiltrative events', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Denver, CO, Vol. 56, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Denver, CO, 03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362891102267&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2015
Stern J; Skotnitsky C; O Hare N; Tan J; Wong PR; Sweeney DF; Holden BA, 2001, 'Comparison of the incidence of Contact Lens Papillary Conjuctivitis between six and thirty night high Dk soft extended wear schedules', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, Vol. 42, pp. 597 - 597, 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:000168392103174&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2001
Journal articles
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Downie LE; Hom MM; Berdy GJ; El-Harazi S; Verachtert A; Tan J; Liu H; Carlisle-Wilcox C; Simmons P; Vehige J, 2020, 'An artificial tear containing flaxseed oil for treating dry eye disease: A randomized controlled trial', Ocular Surface, vol. 18, pp. 148 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2019.11.004
2020
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
2019
Arshad M; Carnt N; Tan J; Ekkeshis I; Stapleton F, 2019, 'Water Exposure and the Risk of Contact Lens-Related Disease', Cornea, vol. 38, pp. 791 - 797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001898
2019
Wong K; Flanagan J; Jalbert I; Tan J, 2019, 'The effect of Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes on Demodex mites, ocular microbiota, bacterial lipase and comfort: a pilot study', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 42, pp. 652 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.06.001
2019
Tan J; Jia T; Liao R; Stapleton F, 2019, 'Effect of a formulated eye drop with Leptospermum spp honey on tear film properties', British Journal of Ophthalmology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-315160
2019
Asbell P; Vingrys AJ; Tan J; Ogundele A; Downie LE; Jerkins G; Shettle L, 2018, 'Clinical Outcomes of Fixed Versus As-Needed Use of Artificial Tears in Dry Eye Disease: A 6-Week, Observer-Masked Phase 4 Clinical Trial', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 59, pp. 2275 - 2280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-23733
2018
Markoulli M; Sobbizadeh A; Tan J; Briggs N; Coroneo M, 2018, 'The Effect of Optive and Optive Advanced Artificial Tears on the Healthy Tear Film', Current Eye Research, vol. 43, pp. 588 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2018.1433860
2018
Stapleton F; Wong K; Willcox M; Tan J, 2018, 'The repeatability of tear film measurements in subjects with dry eye', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, vol. 59,
2018
Stapleton F; Wong K; Willcox M; Tan J, 2018, 'The repeatability of tear film measurements in subjects with dry eye', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 59
2018
Tan J; Ho L; Wong K; La A; Lee S; Park S; Tran L; Stapleton F, 2018, 'The effects of a hydrating mask compared to traditional warm compresses on tear film properties in meibomian gland dysfunction', Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, vol. 41, pp. 83 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2017.09.006
2018
Siddireddy JS; Vijay AK; Tan J; Willcox M, 2018, 'The eyelids and tear film in contact lens discomfort', Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, vol. 41, pp. 144 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2017.10.004
2018
Siddireddy JS; Tan J; Vijay AK; Willcox M, 2018, 'Predictive Potential of Eyelids and Tear Film in Determining Symptoms in Contact Lens Wearers', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 95, pp. 1035 - 1045, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/opx.0000000000001290
2018
Tan J; Datta A; Wong K; Willcox MDP; Vijay AK, 2017, 'Clinical Outcomes and Contact Lens Case Contamination Using a Povidone–Iodine Disinfection System', Eye and Contact Lens, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000385
2017
Stapleton F; Tan J, 2017, 'Impact of Contact Lens Material, Design, and Fitting on Discomfort', Eye & Contact Lens-Science and Clinical Practice, vol. 43, pp. 32 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/icl.0000000000000318
2017
Jansen ME; Kollbaum PS; Tan J; Meyer DM; Rickert ME, 2013, 'Vision performance with a contact lens designed to slow myopia progression', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 90, pp. 205 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3182812205
2013
Papas EB; Decenzo-Verbeten T; Fonn D; Holden BA; Kollbaum PS; Situ P; Tan J; Woods C, 2009, 'Utility of Short-Term Evaluation of Presbyopic Contact Lens Performance', Eye & Contact Lens-Science and Clinical Practice, vol. 35, pp. 144 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181a20361
2009
Tan J; Papas E; Carnt N; Jalbert I; Skotnitsky C; Shiobara M; Lum E; Holden B, 2007, 'Performance standards for toric soft contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 84, pp. 422 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318059063b
2007
Tan J; Keay L; Jalbert I; Naduvilath TJ; Sweeney DF; Holden BA, 2003, 'Mucin balls with wear of conventional and silicone hydrogel contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 80, pp. 291 - 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-200304000-00006
2003
Tan J; Keay LJ; Sweeney DF, 2000, 'Mucin balls and high Dk soft contact lenses', Contact Lens Spectrum, pp. 42 - 44
2000