[ 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

First recorded in 1970–75; ortho- + kerato- + -logy
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Medicine definitions for orthokeratology


[ ôr′thō-kĕr′ə-tŏlə-jē ]


A method of improving unaided vision by molding the cornea with contact lenses.
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