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ORTHOKERATOLOGY
WHAT IS ORTHOKERATOLOGY?
THE PROCEDURE
WHY HAVE ORTHO-K DONE?
IS EVERYONE SUITABLE FOR ORTHO-K?
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
DOES ORTHO-K HAVE ANY ADVANTAGE OVER LASER SURGERY(LASIK)? YES
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ORTHO-K?
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF ORTHO-K?
COSTS INVOLVED

DOES ORTHO-K HAVE ANY ADVANTAGE OVER LASER SURGERY(LASIK)? YES

  • No ethical surgeon will perform laser surgery for a patient until he or she is at least 18, or more usually 21, years old as the eye is still growing and the myopia will continue to progress.
  • Ortho-k does not cause permanent hazy vision experienced by some patients following laser surgery.
  • Changes in prescription as a person ages can be adjusted without further surgery.
  • The procedure is REVERSIBLE. (Lasik is not!).
  • There is a very thorough understanding and knowledge of the effects of contact lens wear on the cornea because contact lenses have been fitted by optometrists for many years. Lasik's effects are not totally understood.
  • There is no post-operative pain.
  • Ortho-k is significantly cheaper and does not preclude surgery in the future.




 
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