SMART study – orthokeratology slows progression of myopia

The recently published outcome from this multi-site USA based study is in agreement with previous studies comparing effect of orthokeratology in slowing progression of myopia in children compared to disposable soft contact lenses. Multi-site study across USA with patients followed for 3 years Children aged 11-14 Emerald lens design vs PureVision OK group progressed by -0.13D over 3 years, and …

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In Optika Forma – Customising the perfect myopia control contact lens

Myopia control is much more than just a new modality for our contact lens practice – it is a shift in paradigm. We may be converting our practices from simply correcting ametropia and servicing our patients’ refractive needs to treating them in a therapeutic way, preventing or minimizing myopic retinopathy and potentially changing lives. We actually may need new terminology …

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Orthokeratology for myopia control – meta-analysis

Two meta-analysis papers were published in the first half of 2015, both from Chinese research groups. Meta-analysis requires specifying a search criteria which is then followed over a set period of time to include all papers and reports that are caught by the search criteria terms. These papers are then individually analysed for whether they match the inclusion criteria set …

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Does the risk of fitting OrthoK in kids outweigh the myopia control benefits?

This is an important question because the scientific data increasingly points towards contact lenses as our best option for myopia control. Embracing active myopia management in practice means embracing paediatric contact lens fitting. Is contact lens wear more dangerous than a higher level of myopia? Ian Flitcroft, an ophthalmologist and prolific writer provides a sobering association between increasing myopia and …

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