Wydanie 2/2005

Ocena skuteczności korekcji krótkowzroczności metodą ortokeratologii nocnej soczewkami Rinehart-Reeves Ortho-K

Efficacy Evaluation of Myopia Correction with Night Orthokeratology Method Using Rinehart-Reeves Ortho-K lenses

Piotr Szymanek, Agnieszka Samsel2

ACL-Vision-Okuliści, Niepubliczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej, Warszawa
Kierownik: lek. med. Piotr Szymanek
2Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki Akademii Medycznej w Warszawie
Kierownik: dr hab. med. prof. nadzw. Dariusz Kęcik

Summary: Orthokeratology is the procedure using reverse-geometry gas-permeable lenses for the temporary reduction of myopia. The aim of the study was to evaluate efficacy of low to moderate myopia reduction with high gas-permeable Rinehart -Reeves Ortho-K lenses. 9 patients (18 eyes) aged 18-56 years, with spherical equivalent from -0.75D to -4.5D were enrolled to the study. Baseline examination included visual acuity, refraction, baseline corneal topography, tear film analysis, biomicroscopy. Ortokeratology was performed according to the fitting procedure. The follow-up time ranged from 2 to 8 months - visual acuity, refraction and corneal topography was examined. In all eyes improvement in visual acuity was observed, in 16 eyes achieving 0.8 - 1.0. Ortholenses have been well tolerated. There have been no serious complications during follow-up. Orthokeratology could be an effective alternative method of myopia correction.

Keywords: myopia correction, orthokeratology, Rinehart-Reeves Ortho-K lenses.


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