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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We monitor change in a six-monthly check, and send a series of topographical maps of the patient's cornea to No7 Contact Lenses, the ortho-K provider for our practice.
Our largest group of ortho-k wearers are soft lens wearers who spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer, but find dry eye is an issue.
We charge 39 [pounds sterling] a month to all of our ortho-k patents, which includes their lenses and solutions and their six-monthly appointments.
The only initial expense has been the purchase of the topographer, but we use that not just for ortho-k but also for other contact lens patients--most of whom are wowed by our technology.
However, after two years, the increase in axial length was significantly slower in children treated with Ortho-K.
That small but significant change was consistent with the reported effects of Ortho-K in slowing myopia progression.
It is very important to know that the FDA, which regulates contact lenses as medical devices, has not approved any specific contact lenses designed especially for Ortho-K.
If you or someone you care about is considering RK, PRK, or Ortho-K, here is some information to help you evaluate some of the claims about these procedures.
The claim that you won't need glasses or contact lenses following the Ortho-K procedure also is false.