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Patient Evaluation for Orthothokeratology Lens
Ann Optom Contact Lens 2021;20:1-4
Published online March 25, 2021
© 2021 The Korean Optometry & Contact Lens Study Society

Jin Kwon Chung, MD, PhD

Department of Ophthalmology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jin Kwon Chung, MD, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, #59 Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04401, Korea
Tel: 82-2-709-9354, Fax: 82-2-710-3196
E-mail: schcornea@schmc.ac.kr
* Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts to disclose.
Received March 13, 2021; Revised March 19, 2021; Accepted March 19, 2021.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Orthokeratology lenses are approved for temporary reduction of myopic refractive error by flattening the corneal curvature. Orthokeratology lens used to slow down the progression of myopia in children by limiting axial enlongation of the eye. It is very important to select proper candidate to achieve desired correction of refractive error. Several essential ophthalmologic examinations consist of slit-lamp examination, keratometry, corneal topography for initial lens selection and help to predict clinical outcome. This article reveals the pre-fitting evaluation, its interpretation, and patient selection to assure treatment effect.
Keywords : Corneal topography; Myopia; Orthokeratology lens


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