Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Christine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO

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Director, Contact Lens Service
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Office: 11190  PFP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-353-6988

Email: christine-sindt@uiowa.edu

Education

BS, Biology (major) / Chemistry (minor), University of New York at Geneseo
OD, Optometry, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Residency, Optometry, Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

Optometry License, Florida
Optometry License, Iowa
Optometry License, Ohio
National Board of Examiners of Optometry, Parts I, II, and III, National Board of Examiners of Optometry
BE Retainer Orthokeratology Program
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting
Paragon CRT for Corneal Refractive Therapy

All Publications

Sindt C.  Does Lubricity = Biocompatibility?.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2013 June. 

Sindt C.  Addicted to Oxy? This patient developed medicamentosa from chronic, long-term oxymetazoline use. How should he be managed?.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2013 May. 

Sindt C.  SiHy Challenges FDA Solution Testing: A new subdivision separating silicone hydrogels into their own lens category is the first step in addressing the need to test solutions with lenses .  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2013 April. 

Sindt C.  A New and Improved FDA Regulation: Contact lens solutions will now be subjected to more comprehensive “real world” testing .  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2013 March. 

Sindt C.  What Does my Baby See?.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2013 February. 

Sindt C, Foulks G.  Efficacy of an artificial tear emulson in patients with dry eye associated with meibomian gland dysfunction.  Clinical Ophthalmology.  2013. 7:1713-1722.
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Sindt C, Lay B, Bouchard H, Kern J.  Rapid image evaluation system for corneal in vivo confocal microscopy.  Cornea.  2013. 32(4):460-465.
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Sindt C.  The PATH to Discovery: A new understanding of preservatives in solutions can help practitioners better differentiate the presentation of corneal staining .  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2013 January. 

Epstein A, Sindt C.  The Science of Peroxide for Contact Lens Disinfection.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2013 January. 

Maltry A, Kitzmann A, Sindt C.  “To toric or not to toric? A cautionary tale”.  EyeRounds.org;  2013. 

Sindt C.  Options for Pediatric Patients.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2012 December. 

Sindt C.  The Life and Times of Hydrogen Peroxide From disinfection to wound healing and anti-aging, hydrogen peroxide is a multifaceted and vitally important substance .  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 December. 

Sindt C.  Out of the Mouths of Parents About Their Babes in Lenses.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2012 October. 

Sindt C.  Discovering a Link? With the introduction of new lens materials, researchers are investigating a possible link between MPS and disinfection capability .  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 August. 

Sindt C.  High Myopia in Childhood.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2012 August. 

Sindt C.  Multifocals in Practice, Practitioners with a success rate of 85% offer their pearls for getting started and getting the right fit. (Panel Discussion) .  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2012 July. 

Sindt C.  Get Charged Up: A New Lubricating Drop. Retaine MGD is the first cationic emulsion technology on the market today.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 June. 

Sindt C.  Twelve Tips to Improve Your Pediatric Contact Lens Fitting.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2012 June. 

Sindt C.  Contact Lens Compliance Mistakes We Make in Our Own Practices.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 April. 

Sindt C, Critser D, Grout T, Kern J, Meadows D.  Dendritic Immune Cell Densities in the Central Cornea Associated with Soft Contact Lens Types and Lens Care Solution Types: a pilot study.  Clinical Ophthalmology.  2012 March. 2012(6):511-519.

Sindt C.  Just in Case, Proper and effective lens case management is vital to your patient’s eye health.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 March. 

Sindt C.  Finding the Right Balance.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 February. 

Sindt C.  Marfan’s Syndrome and the Pediatric patient.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2012 February. 

Sindt C.  The Modern Age of Surface Wettability A better understanding of surface wettability, wetting agents, biocides and lens materials can help practitioners prescribe the right solution.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 February. 

Sindt C, Grout T, Critser D, Kern J, Meadows D.  Dendritic Immune Cell Densities in the Central Cornea Associated with Soft Contact Lens Types and Lens Care Solution Types: A Pilot Study.  Clinical Ophthalmology.  2012. 6:511-519.

Sindt C, Critser D, Grout T, Kern J.  Effects of Fluorescein Staining on Laser In Vivo Confocal Microscopy Images of the Corne.  Journal of Ophthalmology.  2012. 
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Sindt C, Critser D, Grout T, Kern J.  Effects of Fluorescein Staining on Laser In Vivo Confocal Microscopy Images of the Cornea.  Journal of Ophthalmology.  2012. 2012(541974S):4 pages.

Sindt C.  Fitting Infants in Contact Lenses .  Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI.info).  2012. 

Sindt C.  You Can See Clearly Now And if you can't, new higher-tech glasses, contacts, or easy surgery will bring even the numbers on your cell phone into focus .  Good Housekeeping.  2012. 

Sindt C.  Albinism and Children.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2012 January. 

Sindt C.  GP lens diameter affects contact lens care?.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2012 January. 

Sindt C.  Removing Biofilm.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2011 December. 

Sindt C.  Getting Started with GP Fitting.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 November. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric and Teen CL Care Getting Started with GP Fitting.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 November. 

Sindt C.  The Modern Age of Surface Wettability.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2011 November. 

Greiner K, Sindt C.  Are Kids Safe from Dry Eye? .  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 September. 

Sindt C.  Discovering the Link.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2011 September. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric and Teen CL Care: Tips for Pediatric Dispensing.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 September. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric and Teen CL Care Rosacea: Not Just for Adults.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 July. 

Sindt C, Grout T, Kojima R.  Evaluating Virtual Fitting for Keratoconus This study set out to determine how accurately a topographer's software could predict fluorescein patterns when fitting contact lenses for keratoconus.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 May. 

Sindt C.  Let me Count the Ways.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2011 May. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric and Teen CL Care Getting Reimbursed.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 May. 

Sindt C.  Where we Stand with Contact Lens Related Infections.  Refractive Eyecare.  2011 May. 15(5):7-8.

Sindt C, Mataya-Petig A.  Move Over Monovision.  Review of Optometry.  2011 April. 

Sindt C.  Fighting Cataracts Worldwide.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 March. 

Sindt C.  Going Off Label.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2011 March. 

Sindt C.  Keratoconus 4 Part Fitting Modules .  Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI.info).  2011. 

Sindt C.  Men's Health.  2011. 

Sindt C, Riley C.  Practitioner attitudes on children and contact lenses.  Optometry.  2011. 82(1):44-5.
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Sindt C, Bowling E, Shovlin J, Russell G.  2011 Corneal Atlas.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2011 January. 

Sindt C.  Positive Opinions About Kids in Contacts.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2011 January. 

Sindt C, Riley C.  Practitioner Attitudes on Children and Contact Lenses.  Optometry .  2011 January. 82(1):44-45.

Sindt C.  Too Much of a Good Thing.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2011 January. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric Prescribing Habits.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2010 November. 

Sindt C.  The Contact Lens Wearers Cheat Sheet.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 November. 

Sindt C.  The Truth About Lysozymes.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 October. 

Sindt C.  The Well-Dressed Anterior Segment Practice.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 October. 

Sindt C.  The Circle Lens craze.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2010 September. 

Sindt C.  A Closer Look at Children’s Blink Rate and Tear Film.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2010 July. 25(7):53.

Sindt C.  The Dollars and “Sense” of a Contact Lens Practice.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 June. 

Sindt C.  What’s in your Blister Pack?.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 June. 

Sindt C.  Dispensing Contact Lenses to Very Young Children.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2010 May. 25(5):46.

Sindt C.  Nip it in the Bud.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 May. 

Sindt C.  To Numb or Not to Numb: That is the Question.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2010 May. 25(3):51.

Sindt C.  A Lifetime of Contact Lens Wear.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2010 April. 25(4B):40-1.

Sindt C.  Spit in Your Eye.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 April. 

Sindt C.  Beat the Bug.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2010 March. 

Sindt C.  Fitting Infants and Young Children with GP Lenses.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2010 January. 25(1):48.

Sindt C.  Artificial Tears and Sight: Does Dry Eye Impact Visual Function?.  Ophthalmic Management.  2009 October. 44(10):28-30.

Sindt C.  More Than Meets the Naked Eye.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2009 October. 

Sindt C.  What’s in a Name.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2009 September. 

Sindt C.  Lens Care Update: The Traveling Patient.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2009 June. 

Sindt C.  Lens Care Update: Without Batting an Eyelash.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2009 May. 

Sindt C.  Lens Care Update: The Next Step in Disinfection.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2009 April. 

Sindt C.  Lens Care Update: Workshop on Acanthamoeba Testing.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2009 March. 

Sindt C.  Closing Statement of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.  American Academy of Optometry Newsletter.  2009 Spring. 

Sindt C.  Contact lens fitting after penetrating keratoplasty (Instructional fitting video on CD-ROM).  Mosby/Elsevier.  2009. 

Sindt C.  Refractive Eyecare. Scleral Lenses Are Gaining in Popularity – With Good Reason.  Refractive Eyecare.  2008 December. 

DePaolis M, Shovlin J, DeKinder J, Sindt C.  Postsurgical contact lens fitting.  Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  2008 November. 

Sindt C.  The Disappearing Act.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2008 November. 

Sindt C.  Basic Scleral Lens Fitting and Design.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2008 October. 

Sindt C.  Point and Click.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2008 October. 

Sindt C.  The What, Where, When and How of Adverse Event Reporting.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2008 June. 

Sindt C.  How to Make Your Practice Ageless.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2008 April. 

Sindt C.  Do the Two-Step.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2008 March. 

Sindt C, Klein P, Eiden B, Zigler L, Sclafani L, Fuerst R, Secor G.  Online Contact Lens Dispensing for Optometric Practices.  Journal of the American Optometric Association.  2008. 79:737-745.

Sindt C, Ghormley N, Townsend W, Ward M.  Multipurpose Disinfection Solutions vs. Hydrogen Peroxide Systems.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2008 January. 26.

Sindt C.  Periocular Dermatitis, The causative antigens and the treatment considerations of the itch that rashes.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2008 January. 

Sindt C.  Rub vs No Rub: Which Should We Recommend?.  Refractive Eye Care.  2008 January. 

Sindt C, Bowling E, Russell G, Shovlin J.  The Corneal Atlas.  Review of Optometry.  2008 January. 

Sindt C.  Rub vs No Rub: Why the Debate?.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lens.  2007 November. 

Sindt C, Sclafani L.  Disinfection that Sizzles, Consider the use of microwaves with caution for lens case care.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  2007 October. 

Sindt C, Ventocilla M.  Coding Irregular Cornea Contact Lens Fits: Learn tips for obtaining proper reimbursement for difficult contact lens cases.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2007 September. 

Sindt C.  See the Benefits of Custom-Made Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses.  Review of Optometry.  2007 September. 

Sindt C.  What Are the Odds?.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2007 September. 

Sindt C, Mataya M.  Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2007 June. 

Sindt C.  Lens Care Update. Autologous Serum.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2007 May. 

Sindt C.  Lens Care Update. The Sweet and the Slippery.  Review of Cornea & Cataract Lenses.  2007 April. 

Sindt C.  Taking the High Road, Insight on Voluntary Product Recall.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  2007 March. 

Sindt C, Longmuir R.  Contact Lens Strategies for the Patient with Dry Eye.  The Ocular Surface.  2007. 5 (4):40-53.

Sindt C.  Don’t Rub me the Wrong Way.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  2007 January. 

Sindt C.  Is it Safe to go Back into the Water? .  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2006 October. 

Sindt C.  Lens Case Contamination.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2006 September. 

Sindt C.  Caring for Silicone Hydrogel Lenses.  Optometric Management.  2006 July. 

Sindt C.  Dry Eye, Treatment and Gels.  Roundtable Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2006 June. 

Sindt C.  What Makes a Gel a Gel? .  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2006 May. 

Sindt C.  Homeopathic Eye Drops.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2006 April. 

Sindt C.  Case Studies for Silicone Hydrogel Lenses.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2006 March. 

Sindt C.  Could We Spread the Flu?.  Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.  2006 March. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric Contact Lens Chapter.  2006. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric Contact Lens Chapter, Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting with CD-ROM Edition III.  2006. 

Sindt C.  Replenish Your Contact Lenses.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2006 January. 

Sindt C.  The Case Against Poor Storage.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2005 November. 

Sindt C.  Pediatric Contact Lens Fitting.  Review of Optometry.  2005 October. 

Sindt C.  Nutrition in the Solution.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2005 September. 

Sindt C.  Artificial tear Lubricity and the Lid Wiper.  Review of Optometry.  2005 August. 

Sindt C.  What Every Optometrist Should Known about Sunscreen.  Review of Contact Lens and Cornea.  2005 June. 

Sindt C.  Corneal Oxygen Deficiency.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  2005 May. 

Sindt C.  Silicone Hydrogel Case Studies.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  2005 May. 

Sindt C.  When Opposites Attract; Emulsions.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  2005 May. 

Sindt C.  Great Gellable Guar.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  2005 April. 

Sindt C.  Pre-condition, Pre-lubricate, Pre-wet preempt Dry Eye with a Regime Your Patients May Pre-fer.  Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.  2005 March. 

Sindt C.  Quick Fixes, Good News for Patients, It’s OK to Rub.  Review of Contact Lens and Cornea.  2005 January. 

Sindt C.  “Loc-In” Sustained Comfort.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 November. 

Sindt C.  Aquify MPS, I’m Going to Wash That Dry Right Out of My Eye.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 October. 

Sindt C.  What is Biguanide?.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 September. 

Sindt C.  How do you Judge Contact Lens Cleanliness?.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 June. 

Sindt C.  A Fungus Among Us.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 May. 

Sindt C.  Surface Wettability.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 April. 

Sindt C.  Silicone Hydrogels vs Solutions; The New Age of Advanced Lens Materials and Solution Interactions.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 March. 

Sindt C.  Use of Scleral Lenses in Keratoconus.  National Keratoconus Foundation.  2004 Spring. 

Sindt C.  Sodium Hyaluronate Lubricants: A Better Mouse Trap?.  Review of Contact Lens.  2004 January. 

Sindt C.  MPS: Multi-purpose Saliva.  Review of Contact Lens.  2003 November. 

Sindt C.  Does Lens Design Affect Your Choice of Contact Lens Solution?.  Review of Contact Lenses.  2003 October. 

Sindt C.  Crisp Potential with Daily Disposable Toric Lenses. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.  Contact Lens Bottom Line.  2003 September. 

Sindt C.  Does Lens Design Affect Your Choice of Contact Lens Solution?.  Review of Contact Lenses.  2003 July. 

Sindt C.  Blink, Don’t Rub.  Review of Contact Lenses.  2003 June. 

Sindt C, Fuerst R, Chaglasian E.  My Most Challenging Toric Lens Case.  Review of Contact Lenses.  2003 April. 
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Lee J, Farjo A, Sindt C.  The design of contact lenses that predictably induce spherical aberration in similar quantities and zones to eyes that have undergone myopic photorefractive keratectomy or laser epithelial keratomileusis [ARVO].  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2003. 44(Suppl 2):3676.

Sindt C.  Seeing the future of contacts through amethyst eyes.  Insight: Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses.  2002. 27(2):40-41.

Sindt C.  The better to see you by.  University of Iowa Publication.  2002. 
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Sindt C.  Daily Disposable Versus Two-Week Disposable Lenses.  Contact Lens Spectrum.  2000 May. 

Sindt C.  Anterior Segment Photography contest Honorable mention. American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section.  Optometry.  2000. 71(4):221-223.

Polk T, Park D, Sindt C, Heffron E.  Congenital retinal macrovessel..  Arch Ophthalmol.  1997 February. 115(2):290-291.

Polk T, Park D, Sindt C, Heffron E.  Congenital Retinal Macrovessel.  Arch Ophthalmol.  1997. 115:290-291.

Sindt C.  Good Housekeeping. 

Sindt C.  LA Times. 

Sindt C.  Presbyopia Symptoms - Treatment for Presbyopia .  Good Housekeeping. 

Sindt C.  The Allergy/ Contact Lens Relationship.  Informed OD. 
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