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Orthokeratology: clinical utility and patient perspectives

Authors Charm J

Received 3 October 2016

Accepted for publication 22 December 2016

Published 7 February 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 33—40

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTO.S104507

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Mr Simon Berry


Jessie Charm

Sight Enhancement Center, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Abstract: Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is a special rigid contact lens worn at night to achieve myopic reduction and control. This review provides an overview on prescribing ortho-k, including clinical consideration on patient aspect and lens design; its clinical outcomes; and clinical efficacy and safety. Patient satisfaction was summarized. In order to achieve long-term healthy ortho-k treatment, it requires both patient and practitioners’ care and rapport to maintain good ocular health and lens conditions.

Keywords: orthokeratology, efficacy, patient satisfaction, myopic reduction, myopic control

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