Selected published papers from the ROK Group


  1. Kang P, Swarbrick HA. Time course of the effects of orthokeratology on peripheral refraction and corneal topography. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt (IN PRESS)
  2. Yoon JH, Swarbrick HA.  Posterior corneal shape changes in myopic overnight orthokeratology.  Optom Vis Sci (IN PRESS)


  1. Gifford P, Cannon T, Lee C, Lee D, Lee HF, Swarbrick HA. Ocular aberrations and visual function with multifocal versus single vision soft contact lenses.  Cont Len Anterior Eye 2012 (IN PRESS)
  2. Gifford P, Swarbrick HA. Repeatability of internal aberrometry with a new simultaneous capture whole eye aberrometer/corneal topographer. Optom Vis Sci 2012; 89:929-38
  3. Kang P, Fan Y, Oh K, Trac K, Zhang F, Swarbrick H. Effect of single vision soft contact lenses on peripheral refraction.  Optom Vis Sci 2012; 89:1014-21
  4. Lum E, Golebiowski B, Swarbrick H. Mapping the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus in orthokeratology lens wear using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012; 53:1803-9
  5. Yoon JH, Avudainayagam K, Avudainayagam C, Swarbrick HA.  Validating a new approach to quantify posterior corneal curvature in vivo.  J Korean Ophthal Opt Soc 2012; 17:223-32


  1. Gifford P, Alharbi A, Swarbrick HA.  Corneal thickness changes in hyperopic orthokeratology measured by optical pachometry.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52: 3648-53.
  2. Kang P, Swarbrick HA.  Peripheral refraction in myopic children wearing OK and GP lenses.  Optom Vis Sci 2011;88: 476-82.
  3. Lum E, Swarbrick HA.  Influence of lens Dk/t on clinical outcomes in overnight orthokeratology.  Optom Vis Sci 2011;88: 469-75.


  1. Kang P, Gifford P, McNamara P, Wu J, Yeo S, Vong B, Swarbrick H.  Peripheral refraction in different ethnicities.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51: 6059-65.


  1. Gifford P, Swarbrick HA.  The effect of treatment zone diameter in hyperopic orthokeratology.  Ophthal Physiol Opt 2009;29: 584-592.
  2. Gifford P, Au V, Hon B, Siu A, Xu P, Swarbrick HA.  Mechanism for corneal reshaping in hyperopic orthokeratology.  Optom Vis Sci 2009;86: 306-311.
  3. Van der Worp E, de Brabander J, Swarbrick HA, Hendrikse F.  Evaluation of signs and symptoms in 3- and 9-o’clock staining.  Optom Vis Sci 2009;86: 260-265.
  4. Wu R, Stapleton F, Swarbrick HA. Residual corneal flattening after discontinuation of long-term orthokeratology lens wear in Asian children.  Eye Contact Lens 2009;6: 333-337.

2008 and earlier

  1. Gifford P, Swarbrick HA. Time course of corneal changes in overnight hyperopic orthokeratology. Optom Vis Sci 2008;85: 1165-71.
  2. Watt KG, Swarbrick HA. Trends in microbial keratitis associated with orthokeratology. Eye Contact Lens 2007;33: 373-7.
  3. Lum E, Swarbrick HA. Fibrillary lines in overnight orthokeratology. Clin Exp Optom 2007 90: 299-302.
  4. Watt K, Boneham G, Swarbrick HA. Microbial keratitis in orthokeratology: the Australian experience. Clin Exp Optom 2007;90: 182-9.
  5. Swarbrick HA. Invited Review: Orthokeratology review and update. Clin Exp Optom 2006;89: 124-43.
  6. Watt K, Swarbrick HA. Microbial keratitis in overnight orthokeratology. Eye Contact Lens 2005;31: 201-8.
  7. Jayakumar J, Swarbrick HA. The effect of age on short term orthokeratology. Optom Vis Sci 2005;82: 505-11.
  8. Alharbi A, La Hood D, Swarbrick HA. Overnight orthokeratology lens wear can inhibit the central stromal edema response. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2005;46: 2334-40.
  9. Alharbi A, Swarbrick HA. The effects of overnight orthokeratology lens wear on corneal thickness. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003;44: 2518-23.
  10. Sridharan R, Swarbrick HA. Corneal response to short-term orthokeratology lens wear. Optom Vis Sci 2003;80: 200-6.
  11. Swarbrick HA, Wong G, O’Leary DJ. Corneal response to orthokeratology. Optom Vis Sci 1998;75: 791-9.