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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Orthokeratology is an effective way to correct myopia through corneal reshaping with overnight wear of rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
Located in the Westchase neighborhood of Tampa, the office features an array of glasses, specialty contact lenses, LASIK co-management, as well as orthokeratology, and vision therapy.
Orthokeratology is a clinical technique to correct vision using specially designed rigid contact lenses to manipulate the shape of the cornea.
By taking advantage of revolutionary methods such as orthokeratology, Cooper & Flower has managed to keep one step ahead of the competition.
The beauty of orthokeratology is that it's safe and reversible.
Now she is one of the youngest in the country to be given a new treatment called Orthokeratology, which corrects people's short sightedness as they sleep.
Known as Orthokeratology, or ortho k, it's available at 60 opticians in the UK.
But eye exercises, orthokeratology, acupuncture, and a number of other interventions have no proven effectiveness, he said.
He'd had radical orthokeratology performed so that his vision had been 20-20, and the doctor had noticed the beginning of cataracts, so he'd repaired that problem, too, implanting translucent plastic disks in the place where the cataracts had once been; and the cosmetic effects of this surgery were strangely troubling, to Jerry, for sometimes when the light hit Ted's eyes at just the right angle it reflected off those plastic disks, set behind the cornea's surface, causing Ted's eyes to shine not unlike those of the deer that passed before their headlights.
A new technique called Orthokeratology claims people can boost their eyesight by wearing contact lenses at night - but is the technique safe?
You also may hear a lot about Radial Keratotomy (PK) and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)--surgical procedures that treat your vision problem--and Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), a non-surgical procedure that claims to improve your vision by changing the shape of your cornea.