Ortho-K

On August 25th, 2010, posted in: Corneal Modifications by

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical procedure that involves the wearing of a series of specially designed rigid contact lenses to progressively reshape the curvature of the cornea over time. The results of the painless procedure are not permanent; thus, retainer contact lenses must be worn periodically to maintain improvements made in vision. Ortho-K is used to treat low to moderate nearsightedness and low degrees of astigmatism.

 

Information courtesy of the American Optometric Association, 3/14/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

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