One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The temporary reshaping of the cornea (usually overnight) with specially made rigid contact lenses, in order to correct myopia.
- ‘The idea is known as orthokeratology; the lenses press on the cornea and temporarily flatten it, thus redirecting light rays closer to the retina.’
- ‘Reshaping the cornea with contact lenses to improve vision isn't new. Orthokeratology has been practiced by some eye doctors for decades.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The practice of reshaping the cornea with rigid contact lenses is called orthokeratology.’
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