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orthokeratology

[awr-thoh-ker-uh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌɔr θoʊˌkɛr əˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Ophthalmology.
1.
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
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; ortho- + kerato- + -logy
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orthokeratology in Medicine

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

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