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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They conclude, with even greater confidence, that orthokeratology does certainly slow myopia progression and retard the axial length growth of the eye," comments Anthony Adams, OD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Optometry and Vision Science.
About Orthokeratology: Orthokeratology (or Ortho-K) is the practice of using a specially designed Rigid Gas Permeable (RPG) lens, worn only at night while sleeping, to provide clear vision during the day to children and adults with nearsightedness (myopia).
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.
A new technique called Orthokeratology claims people can boost their eyesight by wearing contact lenses at night - but is the technique safe?
Working in partnership with industry affiliates and collaborating with both local and international researchers, the organization's clinical trials focus on conventional and silicone hydrogel materials, rigid gas permeable lenses, lens care products, orthokeratology, and the ocular effects of refractive surgery.
In addition to the successful optical strategies such as orthokeratology he emphasised the role of simple adjunct approaches such as ensuring children spend sufficient time outdoors.
He has overseen the evolution of Linden Optometry from an eyeglass and contact lens practice to a multi-disciplinary clinic which now provides services for ocular disease detection and treatment (including Glaucoma), treatment of eye infections, dry eyes, and eye allergies, orthokeratology (also known as corneal reshaping), laser vision correction co-management, low vision devices for the visually impaired, and specialty contact lenses for some of the most challenging cases.
It is also suitable for daily wear orthokeratology and for the management of certain irregular corneal conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, or following penetrating keratoplasty or refractive (e.