Clinical Cases Digest

Our clinical case digest brings together the vast and varied peer discussions of our Myopia Profile Facebook group into valuable, enduring content with the addition of key learnings, relevant research and engaging graphics. Seeing the research put into practice, in real patient cases, will help you elevate your myopia management knowledge and confidence to higher levels.

How common is microbial keratitis in children wearing orthokeratology?

The risk of microbial keratitis (MK) in orthokeratology-wearing children was shown in a 2013 analysis to be around 14 per 10,000 patient wearing years, but new data indicates that it may be lower. Data gathered from a large group of practices in Russia found MK risk of around 5 per 10,000 patient-wearing years, similar to the risk of daily wear soft lenses. This should increase confidence in fitting orthokeratology to children for myopia control.