Definition of orthokeratology in English:

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orthokeratology

Pronunciation: /ˌôrTHōˌkerəˈtäləjē/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

The temporary reshaping of the cornea (usually overnight) with specially made rigid contact lenses, in order to correct myopia.
Example sentences
  • The practice of reshaping the cornea with rigid contact lenses is called orthokeratology.
  • The idea is known as orthokeratology; the lenses press on the cornea and temporarily flatten it, thus redirecting light rays closer to the retina.
  • Orthokeratology is a non surgical treatment that uses precise specially shaped contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea in order to eliminate nearsightedness or myopia.

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Syllabification: or·tho·ker·a·tol·o·gy

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