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Donald Egan, OD, FAAO


Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: degan@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3772 | Fax: 909-706-3905
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2009

Education

Residency in Contact Lenses, 1977, University of Waterloo School of Optometry 

O.D., 1975, Pennsylvania College of Optometry 

B.S., 1973, Pennysylvania College of Optometry 

B.S., 1968, St. John's University

Education Experience

Student Optometric Service to Jamaica – 1976 

Student Optometric Service to Haiti – 1974 

Certification

Glaucoma, 2011, California State Board of Optometry 

Glaucoma, 2004, Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry 

TPA, 2003, Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry 

TMOD, 2003, National Boards of Examiners in Optometry 

Missouri TPA, 1988, Missouri State Board of Optometry 

Fellow, 1979, American Academy of Optometry

Military Experience

United States Army 1969-1971 

Professional Experience

Voting Panel Member FDA Ophthalmic Devises Panel, 1986-1989

Work Site

Western University of Health Sciences Patient Care Center, Staff Optometrist

Academic Interests

  • Contact Lenses 
  • Basic and Specialty Designs 
  • Anterior Segment Disease 
  • Refractive Surgery

Teaching Experience

Didactic and clinical education of RN, LPN & technical staff – Geisinger Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology - Jan 2005 -2010.

Didactic and clinical education of ophthalmology residents – Geisinger Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology - June 1990 - 2010.

Tenured Associate Professor - University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri - July 1988 - Sept 1990.

Adjunct Assistant Professor - St. Louis University, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Bethesda Eye Institute, St. Louis, Missouri - July 1985 - August 1993.

Assistant Professor - University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri - July 1982 - June 1988.

Clinical Supervisor/Lecturer - University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - July 1975 - June 1982.

Courses

Contact Lenses I: Theory and Practice, College of Optometry 

Contact Lenses II: Theory and Practice, College of Optometry 

Ocular Disease I: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Anterior Segment, College of Optometry

Research Grant

Vistakon Research Grant, 2011, sponsored by American Optometric Foundation

Awards

California Optometric Association Educator of the Year Award , 2012 

Faculty Instructor of the Year Award , 1989, University of Missouri School of Optometry 

Organizations

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

American Optometric Association - Contact Lens Section

Inland Empire Optometric Society

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

International Society for Contact Lens Research

Association of Contact Lens Educators 

Committees

Faculty Search Committee

Student Performance Committee

Publication

 Publications refereed

Corneal Wavefront Aberrations in Patients Wearing Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Control, F Spors,D.J. Egan, J. Shen, L.E. McNaughton, S. Mann, and N.M. Patel, Open Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 2, No. 3, August 2012, pp.  45-53.

Corneal Ulcer and Adverse Reaction Rates in FDA Contact Lens Studies, MacRae, et al, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. III, April 1991, pp. 457-465.

Practice Profile of UM-St. Louis Graduates, D.J. Egan, R. Mackin and R.P. Garzia, Journal of American Optometric Association, Vol. 61, No. 8, 1990, pp. 623-627. 

Opaque Tinted Contact Lenses and the Visual Field, L.R. Trick and D.J. Egan, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1990, pp. 192-195. 

Contact Lens Care Systems - From Regulation to Elimination, D.J. Egan and R.I. Myers, Contact Lens Forum, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1990, pp. 27-44. 

An Analysis of Clinical Test Selectivity by Fourth Year Optometry Students, D.J. Egan, R.P. Garzia and M.J. Wolf, Journal of Optometric Education, Vol. 14, No. 2, Winter, 1989, pp. 51-56. 

Parameter and Environmental Influences on Rigid Contact Lens Wettability.J.W. Huff, D.J. Egan, and M.J. Katich, American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, Vol. 65, No. 9, September 1988, pp. 717-721. 

Racket Sports Strike Again, D.J. Egan J.D. Roberts and C.D. Perry, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 15, No. 6, June 1988, p. 198. 

Pterygium Transplant Reduces Visual Threat, Review of Optometry, Vol. 123, No. 12, December 1986, pp. 55-56. 

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lens Problem Solving, E.S. Bennett and D.J. Egan, Journal of the American Optometric Society, Vol. 57, No. 7, July 1986, pp. 504-511. 

Choroidal Tumor Causes Retinal Detachment, C.G. Seep and D.J. Egan, Review of Optometry, Vol. 123, No. 6, June 1986, pp. 75-76, 81. 

Contact Lens Surface Changes after Exposure to Surfactant and Abrasive Cleaning Procedures, G.B. Doell, D.L. Palombi, D.J. Egan, and J.W. Huff, American Journal of Optometry and Physiology Optics, Vol. 63, No. 6, June 1986, pp. 399-402. 

Horror Fusionis - Relief by Monocular Occlusion, D.J. Egan and H.C. Schuster, International Eyecare, Vol. 2, No. 4, May 1986, pp. 274-276. 

Troubleshooting Rigid Contact Lens Flexure - A Case Report, D.J. Egan and E.S. Bennett, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 12, No. 3, March 1986, pp. 147-149. 

A Clinical Evaluation of the Accugel-IT (Droxifilcon) Toric "Soft" Contact Lens, D.J. Egan and J.F. Strieter, International Eyecare, Vol. 1, No. 6, November 1985, pp. 450-453.

Ocular Prostheses, B.H. Liesemeyer, D.J. Egan, and E.S. Bennett, Contact Lens Journal, Vol. 13, No. 5, 1985, pp. 21-24. 

Tinted Hydrogel Lenses: An Assessment of Glare Sensitivity Reduction, F.G.Lutzi, B.R. Chou and D.J. Egan, American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, Vol. 62, No. 7, July 1985, pp. 478-481. 

Tinted Hydrogel Lenses: Permanency of Tint, F.G. Lutzi, B.R. Chou and D.J. Egan, American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, Vol. 62, No. 5, May 1985, pp. 329-333. 

Vision Through Corrected Keratoconic Eyes with Two Contact Lens Systems, G.C. Woo, M.G. Callender, and D.J. Egan, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 11, No. 11, Dec. 1984, pp. 748-758. 

The Effect of Contact Lens Wear on Contrast Sensitivity, S.M. Goldberg and D.J. Egan, Canadian Journal of Optometry, Vol. 46, No. 4, December 1984, pp. 179-184.

A Modified Approach to Hydrogel Bifocal Fitting, L.A. Herndon, D.J. Egan, and E.S. Bennett, Contact Lens Journal, Vol. 12, No. 6, 1984, pp. 15-16. 

The Use of Contact Lenses in Swimming and Scuba Diving, C. Hoelting, D.J. Egan and E.S. Bennett, Canadian Journal of Optometry, Vol. 46, No. 1, March 1984, pp. 12-16. 

Theories on the Flexure of "Hard" and "Soft" Contact Lenses, D.M. Picker, D.J. Egan and E.S. Bennett, Contact Lens Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1984, pp. 5-11.

Spectral Transmission of Contact Lens Materials, B.R. Chou, A.P. Cullen, and D.J. Egan, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 11, No. 2, Feb. 1984, pp. 106-115. 

The Effects of the Hydration Characteristics of Hydrogel Lenses on the Refractive Index, G.Y. Mousa, M.D. Callender, J.G. Sivak, and D.J. Egan, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 10, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1983, pp. 31-37. 

Industrial Non-Ionizing Radiation and Contact Lenses, A.P. Cullen, B.R. Chou and D.J. Egan, Canadian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 73, July/August 1982, pp. 251-254. 

Crystalline Lens Thickness Changes Observed Utilizing Pachometry, C.C. Dalziel, and D.J. Egan, American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, Vol. 59, No. 5, May 1982, pp. 442-447. 

The Application of Selected Broadband Red Filters for Red-Green Deficiencies, Canadian Journal of Optometry, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 1982, pp. 50-57. 

A Practical Approach to Pachometry, A.P. Monk, D.C. Lutzi, and D.J. Egan, Contact Lens Forum, Vol. VII, No. 2, Feb. 1982, pp. 61-73. 

Contrast Sensitivity Function and "Piggyback" Contact Lenses, G.C. Woo, M.G.E. Callender, and D.J. Egan, presented at the 59th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, Florida, December 1981 - abstract published in American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, Vol. 58, No. 11, p. 1051. 

The Fischer Schweitzer Polygonal Fluorescein Pattern, D. Egan, J. Jantzi, and P. Devenny Optometric Monthly, Vol. 70, No. 10, Oct. 1979, pp. 730-731. 

Biomicroscope Information with Contact Lens Applications, Canadian Journal of Optometry, Vol. 41, No. 2, May/June 1979, pp. 93-96. 

Toric Base Curves - Lensometer Versus Radiuscope, Contact Lens Forum, Vol. IV, No. 7, June 1979, pp. 55-59. 

A Clinical Evaluation of the Durasoft-TT and Weicon-T Toric Soft Contact Lenses, M. Callender and D. Egan, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 5, No. 5, Sept/Oct 1978, pp. 209-221. 

Differential Staining in Contact Lens Practice, International Contact Lens Clinic, Vol. 5, No. 4, Jul/Aug 1978, pp. 179-181.  

 

Publications non-refereed

Conference on Acanthamoeba Keratitis, Download from Eyecare Forum (OPNET), November 2, 1986

A Case Report: Pseudomyopia Accompanying Convergence Insufficiency, R.P. Garzia, G.K. Dixon, and D.J. Egan, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Second Quarter, 1985

Ocular Prosthesis, B.H. Liesemeyer, D.J. Egan, and E.S. Bennett, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Fourth Quarter, 1984, pp. 30-32.

Accommodative Estropia: A Case Report, R.P. Garzia, D.J. Egan, L.A. Herdon, and L.S. Lui, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Third Quarter, 1984, pp. 23-26. 

Carotid Stenosis: A Case Report, J.A. Hubbard, D.J. Egan, G.L. Hollands, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Second Quarter, 1984, pp. 28-32.

Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome: A Case Report, R. Newcomb and D.J. Egan, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Second Quarter, 1984, pp. 25-28. 

The Effect of Contact Lens Wear on Contrast Sensitivity, S.M. Goldberg and D.J. Egan, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, First Quarter, 1984, pp. 22-27. 

A Modified Approach to Hydrogel Bifocal Fitting, L.A. Herndon, D.J. Egan, and E.S. Bennett, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Fourth Quarter, 1983, pp. 30-32. 

Corneal Implant Surgery - Keratoprosthesis, C.G. Seep, D.J. Egan, E.S. Bennett, and G.L. Hollands, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Fourth Quarter, 1983, pp. 26-30. 

Theories on the Flexure of "Hard" and "Soft" Contact Lenses, D.M. Picker, D.J. Egan, and E.S. Bennett, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Third Quarter, 1983, pp. 30-34. 

The Use of Contact Lenses in Swimming and Scuba Diving, C. Hoelting, D.J. Egan, and E.S. Bennett, Journal of the Missouri Optometric Association, Third Quarter, 1983, pp. 21-24. 

 

Book Collaborations

 Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses - E.S. Bennett and R.M. Grohe, Professional Press, New York, Chapter 14:  Modification - E.S. Bennett and D.J. Egan, pp. 248-273, and Chapter 24 Questions and Answers, 1986, pp. 502-522.

Ocular Photography - W. F. Long, photo, 1986, p. 95. 

 

Poster Presentations

Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) - Educational Effectiveness of Digital Imaging in Optometric Pre-Clinical Contact Lens and Anterior Segment Instruction - T. Harris/D.J.Egan /F. Spors/N. Fahim - Jan 2013.

Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) – Empirical Design of Custom Soft Contact Lenses for Challenging Patients - D.J.Egan /F. Spors/M. J. Lampa/L.E. McNaughton - Jan 2013.

American Academy of Optometry (AAO) -  Corneal Wavefront Aberrations in Patients Wearing Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Control, F. Spors/D. J. Egan/J. Shen/L. E. McNaughton/S. Mann/N. M. Patel, October, 2012

American Academy of Optometry (AAO) -  Validation of a New Optometer for Peripheral Objective Refraction, F. Spors/D. J. Egan/J. Shen/L. E. McNaughton/S .Ram/ N .M. Patel, October, 2012

Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) - Change of corneal wavefront aberrations in young adults wearing center-distance multifocal soft contact lenses – F. Spors/ D.J.Egan /J Shen/L.E. McNaughton/N.M. Patel - Jan 2012.

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology (CLAO)  - Contact Lens Training of Ophthalmology Residents – A. Subong, G. Arunagiri and D. Egan - Jan 2002.

American Academy of Optometry (AAO) - Optical Treatment of Oscillopsia - May 26, 1996.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) - Optical Treatment of Downbeat Nystagmus Induced Oscillopsia - May 15, 1995.

AAO - Matching Tinted and Opaque Contact Lenses for Optimum Cosmesis, D.J. Egan and G.L. Hollands - December 11, 1994. 

AAO - Piggyback High Plus Contact Lens System in a Patient with Mesodermal Dysgenesis - December 13, 1993. 

AAO - Treatment of Nystagmus-Induced Oscillopsia - December 12, 1992. 

AAO - Oscillopsia: Relief by Horizontal Prism - A Case Report, D.J. Egan and S.E. Thurston - May 18, 1992. 

AAO - Refractive Occlusion, D.J. Egan, R.P. Garzia, and H.C. Schuster - December 8, 1987. 

AAO - Environmental Effects on Rigid Contact Lens Wettability, M. Katich, D. Egan, and J. Huff - December 16, 1986. 

AAO - Parameter Influence on Sessile Drop Contact Angle, M. Katich, D. Egan and J. Huff - December 10, 1985. 

AAO - Contact Lens Surface Changes After Exposure to Recommended Surfactant and Abrasive Cleaning Procedures, G. Doell, D. Palombi, and J. Huff - December 8, 1984. 

ARVO - Refractive Index - An Indicator of the Water Content of Hydrogel Lenses, G.Y. Mousa, M.G. Callender, J.G. Sivak, and D.J. Egan - May 1-6, 1983.