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.
How do you get parents onboard with orthokeratology when they are unsure of childhood contact lens wear capability, benefits or safety? In this case, one parent was receptive to this recommendation but the other parent was not. Read more on the steps to take to support your clinical communication, including further reading and resources to help.