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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

IS EVERYONE SUITABLE FOR ORTHO-K?

No. The procedure generally works best for up to 6.00 diopters of myopia and 2.00 diopters of astigmatism. There are now special lenses that can correct up to 10.00 diopters in certain individuals. Myopes above this limit can still use ortho-k but total correction is not usually possible. In addition, there are several unknown factors for each individual; the complexity of the corneal shape and the rigidity of the cornea itself. Thus, the speed of corneal molding from one individual to the next will vary. Whilst the success rate is very high, total success for every individual cannot be guaranteed due to these factors.



 
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