orthokeratology

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orthokeratology

[¦ȯr·thō‚ker·ə′täl·ə·jē]
(medicine)
A procedure designed to reduce or eliminate refractive anomalies and binocular dysfunctions of the eye by the programmed application of contact lenses.
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Led by Xing-Rong Wang, MD, of the Affiliated Eye Hospital of Shangdong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jinan, China, the researchers analyzed pooled data from previous studies of Ortho-K.
Ortho-K is a relatively new treatment approach, in which the child wears customized contact lenses overnight.
However, after two years, the increase in axial length was significantly slower in children treated with Ortho-K.