Peer review article publications

Year 2018

Flitcroft DI, Loughman J, Wildsoet CF, Williams C, Guggenheim JA. (2018) Novel Myopia Genes and Pathways Identified From Syndromic Forms of Myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 Jan 1;59(1):338-348


Barrett C, O'Brien C, Butler JS, Loughman J. (2018) Barriers to glaucoma case finding as perceived by optometrists in Ireland. Clin Exp Optom. 2018 Jan;101(1):90-99. doi: 10.1111/cxo.12573. Epub 2017 Jul 17.


Year 2017

Siah WF, O'Brien C, Loughman J. (2017) Macular pigment is associated with glare-affected visual function and central visual field loss in glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct 5. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-310215.


Year 2016

Moodley VR, Loughman J, Naidoo K. (2016). Social Accountability: Introducing a new dimension in optometric education. South African Journal of Higher Education. In Press


Wallace D, Naidoo K, Loughman J. (2016) Framing professional programs within development projects: driving longer term recognition and integration. Human Resources for Health. In Press.


Loughman J, Flitcroft DI. (2016). The acceptability and visual impact of 0.01% atropine in a Caucasian population. British Journal of Ophthalmology. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307861. In Press


Year 2015

Thompson S, Naidoo K, Gonzalez-Alvarez C, Harris G, Chinanayi F, Loughman J. (2015). Barriers to utilisation of refractive services in Mozambique. Optom Vis Sci. Jan;92 (1):59-69


Shah K, Naidoo K, Bilotto L, Loughman J. (2015). Factors affecting the academic performance of optometry students in Mozambique. Optom Vis Sci. Jun;92(6):719-29.


Siah WF, Loughman J, O’Brien C. (2015) Lower Macular Pigment Optical Density in Foveal-Involved Glaucoma. Ophthalmology, 2015 Aug 3. pii: S0161-6420(15)00616-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.06.028. [Epub ahead of print]


Loughman J, Nxele L, Faria C, Thompson S, Ramson P, Chinanayi FS, Naidoo K. (2015). Rapid Assessment of Refractive Error, Presbyopia and Visual impairment and associated Quality of Life in Nampula, Mozambique. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. May-June 2015; 109(3):199-212


Scanlon G, O’Connell P, Ratzlaff M, Foerg B, McCartney D, Murphy A, O’Connor K, Loughman J. (2015). Macular pigment optical density is lower in Type 2 diabetes, compared with Type 1 diabetes and normal controls. Retina. Sep;35(9):1808-16.


Shah K, Naidoo K, Chagunda M, Loughman J. (2015). Evaluations of refraction competencies of ophthalmic technicians in Mozambique. J. Optom. Feb 5. pii: S1888-4296(15)00004-7. doi: 10.1016/j.optom.2015.01.003. [Epub ahead of print]


Chan V, Loughman J, Moodley VR, Bilotto L, Naidoo K. (2015). Student Educational Background, Perceptions and Expectations towards Optometry: an Emerging Eye Health Profession Mozambique. Optometric Education 40(2):104-109.


Setti A, Loughman J, Savva GM, Kenny R. (2015) Trail Making Test performance contributes to subjective judgment of visual efficiency in older adults. PeerJ 3:e1407 doi: 10.7717/peerj.1407


Moodley VR, Loughman J, Naidoo K. (2015). Recruitment and Selection Strategies in Optometric Education Towards Addressing Human Resource Disparities in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Education Review 12(3):429-446.


Loughman J, Sabour-Pickett S, Nolan JM, Klein B, Klein R, et al. (2015) Visual Function and Its Relationship with Severity of Early, and Activity of Neovascular, Age-Related Macular Degeneration. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 6: 488. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.1000488


Shah K, Naidoo K, Loughman J. (2015). Development of a refraction competency framework for ophthalmic technicians and optometrists in Mozambique. Clin Exp Optom. 2015 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/cxo.12282. [Epub ahead of print]


Year 2014

Thompson S, Naidoo K, Harris G, Ferrao J, Loughman J. (2014). The development of a public optometry system in Mozambique: a Cost Benefit Analysis. BMC Health Services Research 14:422  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-422.


Sabour-Pickett S, Beatty S, Connolly E, Loughman J, Stack J, Howard A, Klein R, Klein BE, Meuer SM, Myers C, Nolan JM. (2014). Supplementation with three different macular carotenoid formulations in patients with early age-related macular degeneration. Retina 34(9):1757-1766.


Loughman J, Ratzlaff M, Foerg B, Connell P. (2014).  Suitability and repeatability of a photostress recovery test device, the Macular Degeneration Detector (MDD-2), for diabetes and diabetic retinopathy assessment. Retina, 34(5), 1006-1013 DOI: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000021.


Moodley VR, Loughman J, Naidoo K. Access to Optometric Education: Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2014). Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), Volume 5, Issue 3, ISSN:2040, 2589.


Donoghue O, Ryan H, Duggan E, Finucane E, Savva G, Cronin H, Loughman J, Kenny RA. (2014). The relationship between fear of falling and mobility varies with visual function among older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. Oct;14(4):827-36.


Year 2013

Loughman J, Gonzalez-Alvarez C, Verdon-Roe GM, Anderson RS, Manuel RA, Naidoo K. (2013) Impact of computer experience on the viability and repeatability of the Moorfields Motion Displacement Test in a developing and underserved African setting. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 4:304, doi: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000304.


Loughman J, Hewitt C, Judge C, Martin L, Moulds C, Davison PA. (2013) Clinical Applicability of the Macular Degeneration Detection Device (MDD-2); a novel photostress recovery measurement device. Clin Exp Optom, 96, 272-7.


Sabour-Pickett S, Loughman J, Nolan JM, Stack J, Pesudovs K, Meagher K, Beatty S. (2013) Visual performance in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration undergoing treatment with intravitreal ranibizumab. J. Ophthalmol, 268438, epub Feb 21, 2013


Igras E, Loughman J, Ratzlaff M, O’Brien C. (2013) Evidence of lower macular pigment optical density in chronic open angle glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol 97(8), 94-98.


Year 2012

Loughman J, Nolan JM, Howard A, Connolly E, Meagher K, Beatty S. (2012) The impact of macular pigment augmentation on visual performance using different carotenoid formulations. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,53(12), 7871-80.


Loughman J, Scanlon G, Nolan JM, O’Dwyer V, Beatty S. (2012). An Evaluation of a Novel Instrument for Measuring Macular Pigment Optical Density: The MPS 9000. Acta Ophthalmologica, 90, e90-97.


Loughman J, Nolan JM, Beatty S. (2012) Impact of dietary carotenoid deprivation on macular pigment and serum concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin. BrJ Nutr, 101, 2102-3.


Pickett S, Nolan JM, Loughman J, Beatty S. (2012) A review of the evidence germane to the putative protective role of the macular carotenoids for age-related macular degeneration. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 56(2), 270-86.


Nolan JM, Chaitanya Am, Loughman J, Howard AN, Beatty S. (2012) Macular carotenoid supplementation in subjects with atypical spatial profiles of macular pigment. Experimental Eye Research, 101, 9-15.


Nolan JM, Loughman J, Beatty S, Feeney J, Kenny RA. (2012) Determinants of macular pigment: the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 53(12), 7855-61.


Davison PA, Loughman J. (2012) Pre-Attentive Visual Search: Effects of Age and Relevance to Driving. In: Gale, AG (ed) Vision in Vehicles XI. Applied Vision Research Centre, Loughborough, England, 2012.


Year 2011

Loughman J, Beatty S, Stack J, Nolan J. (2011) Online AMD research study for optometrists: current practice in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Optometry in Practice, 12(4), 135-44.


Loughman J. (2011). The Statistical Interpretation of the Coefficient of Repeatability. British Journal of Ophthalmology, Online eLetters


Davison PA, Akkali M, Loughman J, Nolan J, Scanlon G, Beatty S. (2011) Macular Pigment and its Associations with Color Discrimination and Matching. Optometry and Vision Science, 88(7), 816-22.


Nolan JM, Loughman J, Akkali M, Stack J, Scanlon G, Davison P, Beatty S. (2011) The impact of macular pigment augmentation on visual performance in normal subjects: COMPASS. Vision Research, 51, 459-69.


Charalampidou S, Loughman J, Nolan J, Stack J, Cassidy L, Pesudovs K, Beatty S. (2011) Prognostic Indicators and Outcome Measures for Surgical Removal of Symptomatic Non-Advanced Cataract. Archives of Ophthalmology, 129(9), 1155-61.


Charalampidou S, Nolan J, Loughman J, Stack J, Higgins G, Cassidy L, Beatty S. (2011) Psychophysical impact and optical and morphological characteristics of symptomatic non-advanced cataract. Eye, 25(9), 1147-54.


Dooley I, Charalampidou S, Malik A, Loughman J, Molloy L, Beatty S. (2011) Estimation of effective lens position using a method independent of preoperative keratometry readings.  Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 37(3), 506-12.


Connolly E, Nolan JM, Loughman J, Stack J, Beatty S. (2011) Supplementation with all three macular carotenoids: response, stability and safety. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 52, 9207-17.


Year 2010

Loughman J, Akkalli M, Beatty S, Scanlon G, Davison P, O’Dwyer V, Cantwell T, Major P, Stack J, Nolan JM. (2010) The Relationship between Macular Pigment and Visual Performance. Vision Research, 50, 1249-1256.


Loughman J, Davison P, Akkalli M, Nolan J, Beatty S. (2010) Macular Pigment and its contribution to visual performance and experience. Journal of Optometry. 3(2), 73 – 89.


Charalampidou S, Cassidy L, Ng E, Loughman J, Nolan JM, Stack J, Beatty S. (2010) Effect on refractive outcomes after cataract surgery of intraocular lens constant personalization using the Haigis formula. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 36(7), 1081 – 1089.


Connolly E, Beatty S, Thurnham DI, Loughman J, Howard AN, Stack J, Nolan JM. (2010) Augmentation of macular pigment following supplementation with all three macular carotenoids: an exploratory study. Current Eye Research, 35(4), 335-51.


Nolan JM, Kenny R, O’Regan C, Cronin H, Loughman J, Connolly E, Kearney P, Beatty S. (2010) Macular pigment optical density in an ageing Irish population: the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Ophthalmic Research, 44(2), 131 – 139.


Dooley I, Charalampidou S, Malik A, Loughman J, Molloy L, Beatty S. (2010) Changes in intraocular pressure and anterior segment morphometry after uneventful phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Eye, 24(4), 519 - 527.


Dooley I, Charalampidou S, Malik A, Loughman J, Molloy L, Beatty S. (2010) Surgically induced astigmatism following phacoemulsification cataract surgery with and without correction for posture-related ocular cyclotorsion: a randomised controlled study. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 36(3), 413 – 417.


Year 2009

Nolan JM, O’ Reilly P, Loughman J, Stack J, Loane E, Connolly E, Beatty S. (2009) Macular pigment levels increase following blue-light filtering intraocular lens implantation. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 50, 4777-4785.


Year 2008

Loughman J, Davison PA, Flitcroft DI. (2008) Diagnostic Sensitivity/Specificity of Preattentive Vision Tests in Glaucoma. Optometry and Vision Science, 85(7), 543 - 546.


Year 2007

Loughman J, Davison PA, Flitcroft DI. (2007) Open angle glaucoma effects on preattentive visual search (PAVS) efficiency for flicker, motion displacement and orientation pop-out tasks. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 91, 1493 - 1498.


Year 2006

Davison PA, Loughman J. (2006) Effect of retinal image degradation on preattentive visual search (PAVS) efficiency for flicker, movement and orientation stimuli. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 26(5), 456-463.


Commissioned Articles

Loughman J. (2014) Lower macular pigment optical density in chronic open angle glaucoma. Optician, Jan 23: 35


Loughman J, Davison PA, Nolan J & Beatty S. (2007) Impact of macular pigment on visual performance. Optician, Aug 24: 23-28.



Loughman J. Preattentive Visual Search. A Clinical Tool for Glaucoma? LAP Publishing, Germany. (2010) ISBN 978-3-8383-3915-3



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