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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.
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Origin of orthokeratology

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


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