Definition of orthokeratology in US English:



  • The temporary reshaping of the cornea (usually overnight) with specially made rigid contact lenses, in order to correct myopia.

    • ‘The practice of reshaping the cornea with rigid contact lenses is called orthokeratology.’
    • ‘The idea is known as orthokeratology; the lenses press on the cornea and temporarily flatten it, thus redirecting light rays closer to the retina.’
    • ‘Orthokeratology is a non surgical treatment that uses precise specially shaped contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea in order to eliminate nearsightedness or myopia.’
    • ‘Reshaping the cornea with contact lenses to improve vision isn't new. Orthokeratology has been practiced by some eye doctors for decades.’