orthokeratology

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or·tho·ker·a·tol·o·gy

(ōr'thō-ker'ă-tol'ŏ-jē),
A method of molding the cornea with contact lenses to improve unaided vision.
[ortho- + G. keras, horn (cornea), + logos, science]

or·tho·ker·a·tol·o·gy

(ōr'thō-ker'ă-tol'ŏ-jē)
A method of molding the cornea with contact lenses to improve unaided vision.
[ortho- + G. keras, horn (cornea), + logos, science]

Orthokeratology

A method of reshaping the cornea using a contact lens. It is not considered a permanent method to reduce myopia.
Mentioned in: Myopia

orthokeratology 

Programmed application of contact lens fitting for the purpose of altering the curvature of the cornea, especially to reduce the eye's refractive power in myopia. See ortho-k lens.
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