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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Table 1 Conditions potentially suitable for collagen cross-linking POTENTIAL INDICATIONS FOR COLLAGEN CROSS-LINKING * Keratoconus * Pellucid marginal degeneration * Iatrogenic keratectasia (post-LASIK) * Prevention of keratectasia (prior to refractive surgery) * Microbial keratitis * Stromal corneal ulceration * Donor tissue modification prior to corneal graft * In combination with orthokeratology
A technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K") using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing eye has a significant effect in slowing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to a research review in the March issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry.
About Euclid Systems Corporation: Euclid Systems Corporation, with headquarters and manufacturing in Herndon, Virginia, and with offices in Shanghai and Beijing China, is a leading manufacturer of Orthokeratology lens products for myopia control.
The extension includes rigid gas-permeable contact lenses (extended wear); orthokeratology contact lenses (overnight); soft (hydrophilic) contactlenses (extended wear); IOLs; multifocal IOLs; accommodative IOLs; toric optics IOLs; phakic IOLS; and iris reconstruction lenses.
The market for contact lens is segmented as by characteristics (gas-permeable and soft contact lens), by design (spherical, toric, soft, multifocal, cosmetic and orthokeratology contact lens) and by usage (corrective, therapeutic, post-operative, cosmetic, enhancement, opaque and special effect, prosthetic, computer, D-segment, sports and custom-made).
Orthokeratology is an option to provide clear vision without contacts or glasses.
Washington, April 1 ( ANI ): An emerging technique called hyperopic orthokeratology (OK) may provide a new alternative for restoring near vision without the need for glasses, according to a study.
He said that if patient afraid to undergo surgery then there are several non-surgical processes like orthokeratology, in which patient will be given special type of contact lenses and these contact lenses have the power to re-shape the cornea within some period of time.
For example, the company has adopted orthokeratology, a revolutionary new procedure that uses specially-designed DreamLite contact lenses to gently correct patients' vision while they sleep.
Orthokeratology - or Ortho-K - is a simple, safe and relatively affordable way of treating short sight.
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.