Orthokeratology for Myopia Control: A New Review

Orthokeratology  has been proven to decrease the progression of myopia in school-aged children, according to a number of studies. Orthokeratology has recently been regarded among the most effective optical treatments for myopia management.

This study examined peer-reviewed research on the effectiveness of Orthokeratology in the treatment of myopia. However, even while myopia advancement cannot be halted completely, Ortho-K it has been shown to have an inhibitory effect of between 32% and 63% compared to single-vision glasses and soft contact lenses over the course of two years.

In addition, multiple studies with up to ten years of data have verified the efficacy and acceptable safety of the therapy.

Myopia progression following Orthokeratology discontinuation may or may not see a rebound phenomenon. It’s also not obvious how long each patient should continue treatment to get the most out of it.

Longer follow-up periods across a broader range of people are needed in the near future to better examine if myopia progression rebounds.

Myopia Control With Orthokeratology: A Review

Hiraoka, Takahiro M.D.

Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice: March 2022 – Volume 48 – Issue 3 – p 100-104

doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000867