Definition of orthokeratology in English:

orthokeratology

Translate orthokeratology into Spanish

noun

  • 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.’

Pronunciation

orthokeratology

/ˌôrTHōˌkerəˈtäləjē/ /ˌɔrθoʊˌkɛrəˈtɑlədʒi/