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[awr-thoh-ker-uh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌɔr θoʊˌkɛr əˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Ophthalmology
a technique for correcting refractive errors in vision by changing the shape of the cornea with the temporary use of progressively flatter hard contact lenses.
Origin of orthokeratology
1970-75; ortho- + kerato- + -logy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for orthokeratology
  • The use of orthokeratology or radial keratotomy methods is not acceptable for purposes of meeting this requirement.
  • Advise airmen that they must follow the prescribed or proper use of orthokeratology lenses to ensure.
orthokeratology in Medicine

orthokeratology or·tho·ker·a·tol·o·gy (ôr'thō-kěr'ə-tŏl'ə-jē)
A method of improving unaided vision by molding the cornea with contact lenses.

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