Here's What you Need to Know About Orthokeratology |

Here's What you Need to Know About Orthokeratology

Learn more about orthokeratology from the experts at Mediclinic City Hospital

Posted on

7 March 2019

Last updated on 11 March 2019
Orthokeratology in Dubai | Mediclinic City Hospital

Orthokeratology is one of the treatments we offer at Mediclinic City Hospital.

It is a non- surgical, reversible technique which uses specially designed therapeutic contact lenses to gently reshape the central cornea while you sleep.

The process, called Corneal Refractive Therapy, has been FDA approved as both safe and effective for patients of all ages when worn during sleeping hours.

The result is great vision 24 hours a day – without the lenses during waking hours and with lenses at night, correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and myopia with astigmatism.

Whether you play sport, work in a dusty or windy environment or simply want to apply make-up without difficulty, Corneal Refractive Therapy is an easy and practical solution for excellent vision.

myopia does not advance as fast or as much in children wearing Ortho-K lenses compared to children wearing glasses or soft contact lenses.

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What are Ortho-K lenses?

Ortho-K lenses are uniquely designed to make the cornea flatter at the apex help it become more spherical.

Is Ortho-K permanent?

No. If you stop wearing the lenses your vision will return to its original state.

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How often should the lenses be replaced? And can everyone wear Ortho-K lenses?

Annually. And no these lenses are designed for individuals with low to moderate short-sightedness with or without astigmatism. The decision can only be made after thorough examination and recommendation by your ophthalmologist.

Why choose Ortho-K?

For children:

  • Mypoia progression due to growth changes is reduced
  • No breaking or losing glasses

For teenagers:

  • Not yet a candidate for Lasik
  • Not interested in glasses
  • Inability to cope with the practicalities of daytime contact lenses (long wearing hours/ weather/temperature)

For adults:

  • Those who are not suitable for Lasik
  • Those who do not want invasive procedures

Ortho-K is a non-invasive procedure which is reversible.

If lenses are discontinued for a few nights then the cornea will return to its original curvature. It offers convenience, practicality and freedom from the discomfort of dry eyes which is a common side effect of regular contact lenses.

Our team of experts specializing in Orthokeratology

Dr. Anupama Prasan Rao

FRCS (Glasgow), DNB (Ophthalmology), DO, DOMS, MNAMS
Consultant Ophthalmologist
(cataract, refractive surgery and anterior segment)

Dr. Pramod Warhekar

FRCS (Glasgow), MS (Ophthalmology), MBBS Consultant Ophthalmologist
(cataract, refractive surgery and glaucoma)

Irene Joseph

B.S. (Optometry) Senior Optometrist
U.S. Certified Orthokeratologist

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