My god! Corrective Corneal Contouring orthokeratology corrects up to -10 myopia!

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by acemanvx, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest

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    Corrective Corneal Contouring[TM]: The Most Effective Contemporary
    Ortho-K Technique

    You will benefit significantly when you bring a lot more patients to
    your office by offering a service that few if any of your fellow
    optometrists are offering to their patients. As you, doctor, fit
    Corrective Corneal Contouring[TM] contact lenses to eliminate or
    significantly reduce your patients' myopic refractive errors, these
    pleased patients you serve so well, will always remain in 'your'
    practice; visit your office twice a year for continued care; benefit
    from your professional consultation on myopia treatments, and purchase
    their custom designed lenses from you.

    Today there are hundreds of thousands of patients who would like their
    eyes strengthened by functionally eliminating their myopia.
    Unquestionably no one is happy that they are myopic and you have the
    ability to easily restore them to their natural vision with contact
    lenses. And most importantly, you now have the opportunity to provide
    this service completely independent of third party encroachment on your
    practice. Instead of watching myopes leave your practice to obtain
    precarious laser surgery, you will now safely restore their maximal
    vision, and remain the primary physician for myopia treatments.
    Certainly, doctor, this is a specialty that will attract many new
    families to your practice.

    Corrective Corneal Contouring is an advanced method of Orthokeratology
    that differs significantly from previous forms of Ortho-K. When you,
    doctor, do C.C.C.[TM], the goal is to totally reduce a person's myopic
    refractive error to functional emmetropia without predetermined limits.
    You can readily accomplish this with new third generation,
    multicontouring lenses. The lenses are very precisely calculated so
    that you can extensively contour specific areas of the corneal surface
    in an innovative and unique way. This results in a rapid reduction of
    refractive error with a very clear, sphericalized visual zone; and an
    induced corneal topography that remains very stable over time.

    Clinically, it is evident that there are essentially two categories of
    C.C.C. based on the degree of refractive error and the duration of
    active treatment. When you perform intermediate level C.C.C. you will
    readily correct up to 4.50 to 5.00 Diopters of myopia with mild "WR and
    AR" astigmia. This contemporary treatment will allow you to rapidly
    reduce the refractive error to a state of functional emmetropia within
    just days or weeks. You will use two distinct lens designs to achieve
    your clinical goals - the C.C.C. and H.R.E.[TM] lenses, using primarily
    the former for these intermediate type corrections. At your clinical
    discretion, you may target varying amounts of myopia to be corrected by
    each pair of lenses. Thus 2-3 pairs of lenses will be used on average
    as you correct these moderate refractive errors.

    You, the orthokeratologist, will be pleased to know that in the C.C.C.
    procedure, the lenses fit, center and align very readily. And today the
    primary role of the doctor is to maintain that corneal alignment and
    lens centration as the case progresses. The biggest advantage for you,
    doctor, is that lens design calculations are done by computer software
    at the laboratory all through the case. Unquestionably, it is far
    easier for doctors to learn and perform Corrective Corneal Contouring
    than traditional Ortho-K. And your more rapid and high success rates
    are attributable to the simplicity of the system and the highly
    effective lens design computations.

    The Corrective Corneal Contouring treatment is a multi-stage
    therapeutic process. First you will contour the corneal curvature to
    return the patient to functional emmetropia or low hyperopia. This is
    achieved in days or weeks. This is followed by the embedding process of
    prolonged lens wear. You will prescribe a sustained lens wear schedule
    which is maintained until the patient is able to consistently achieve
    clear vision without lenses for a period of 8-16 hours. Once the
    embedding process is completed, you will reduce the lens wear to
    retainer wear - the final process, which is to determine the minimal
    wear schedule that will maintain the desired vision without lenses in
    place.

    For advanced level Corrective Corneal Contouring, the H.R.E. lenses
    have been designed to aid you in correcting 5.25 to 10.00 diopters of
    myopia. To date Dr. Kearney has corrected 9.25 diopters of myopia in
    responsive cases. Typically you will correct the higher refractive
    errors in 3-9 months depending on corneal flexibility. H.R.E. lenses
    are also used with very flat corneae or where added lens centration is
    needed. These lenses differ from the C.C.C. in that they have
    additional lens curvature combinations that enhance lens centration.
    You may also utilize these lenses to correct myopia combined with
    higher amounts of astigmia (3.00 WR or 1.75 AR and these are not
    necessarily limits). And it is strongly recommended that advanced level
    C.C.C. be performed primarily by orthokeratologists with both extensive
    Ortho-K education and clinical experience.

    To benefit your patients and your practice, doctor, do Corrective
    Corneal Contouring in your office. Add this specialty now and you will
    enhance your practice through a worthwhile direct reimbursement
    program. You will be able to now, doctor, offer a variety of myopia
    treatments to a sizeable, new ophthalmic market in your community. And
    to assist you in your efforts, we have developed approved COPE courses
    for you to learn the high technology of Corrective Corneal Contouring.
    At your request, these course will be given at educational meetings, at
    seminars or in private consultation in your office. You will, doctor,
    become one of the caring specialists who strengthen your patients' eyes
    - instead of their glasses.
     
    acemanvx, Jul 19, 2006
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  2. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest

    Now I know what that orthoK practioner was talking about when he said
    he corrected a -10 lady with orthoK! The new, advanced CCC was used!
    She of course also had very, very responsive eyes/corneas and other
    factors that allowed such a humongous correction! She must also have
    gotten a small/tiny treatment zone as well. Conventional accelerated
    orthoK is still good, correcting up to -6 with a tiny zone, up to -4.5
    with a medium-small zone, up to -3.5 with a medium zone and smaller
    amounts with an oversized zone. Still with the advances in orthoK
    technology, its going to displace lasik as its safer and also
    reversable. That -10 lady would be at high risk with lasik, increasing
    her risk for ectasia(due to so much cornea removed) poor night
    vision(due to such an oblate, aberrated cornea) and she likley would
    have regressed a little and back in glasses part or full time. IOLs
    would be a much better choice for such high myopia of -8 to -10 and
    higher. Lasik works pretty well for -4 to -8, but can be done on low
    prescriptions but why when orthoK works great up to -4 and is much
    safer? Now with CCC orthoK, those with really bad eyes have an
    alternative to risky lasik!
     
    acemanvx, Jul 19, 2006
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  3. acemanvx

    retinula Guest

    wow.
    between this fantastic discovery, and the fact that you now know that
    you should never look through telescopes or binoculars again, it wont
    be long before your eyesight is cured!

    ===============
     
    retinula, Jul 19, 2006
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  4. wrote in @b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:

    Well, at least you're alliterative.
     
    Scott Seidman, Jul 19, 2006
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  5. acemanvx

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear AceMan,

    1. What is the cost of CCC-Ortho-K? $1,600? $2,000?

    2. How long does it last?

    Best,

    Otis

    ++++++++
     
    otisbrown, Jul 19, 2006
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  6. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest



    Your learning new things too! I say nothing wrong with looking into
    glasses and binoculars as long as its kept to a minimum. A few minutes
    use once a day isnt enough to accelerate myopia. In fact it takes a few
    months of someone in a minus lens to increase a measurable amount of
    myopia.



    "Dear AceMan,


    1. What is the cost of CCC-Ortho-K? $1,600? $2,000?


    2. How long does it last?"


    Could cost $4000 because you are a -6.5 which is very high
    prescription. A price of $2500 for regular orthoK for -4 was quoted. Of
    course it depends on the practioner, some charge as little as $500 for
    regular orthoK for low myopes of -1, others charge several thousand. I
    am gonna assume itll last at least 8-12 hours, enough to get by the
    day. You could realize your dream of being a pilot if CCC improves your
    vision to 20/40 to pass the DMV!
     
    acemanvx, Jul 19, 2006
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  7. acemanvx

    serebel Guest


    And yet you still wonder why you are referred to as a retard.
     
    serebel, Jul 20, 2006
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  8. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest


    Try experience. Me and my friends had their vision get worse gradually.
    If someone gets worse at .75 diopters after 6 months, thats 2 months
    for .25 diopter increase in myopia. Trying someone's minus lens for a
    couple minutes isnt gonna do a thing. Looking at a telescope or wearing
    sunglasses isnt gonna do a thing unless you do it often then over years
    you may become very slightly myopic.
     
    acemanvx, Jul 20, 2006
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  9. acemanvx

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear AceMan,

    Subject: Try PURE SCIENCE concerning the NATURAL EYE's behavior.

    Just take a population of natural eyes.

    Measure the refractive STATE of all of them.

    Divide them in half. Put a -3 diopter lens on 1/2 (the test
    group) and keep the other half in their previous ENVIRONMENT.

    These M.O. ODs keep on insisting that a minus lens has NO
    EFFECT ON ALL FUNDAMENTAL EYES. OK, that is
    the NULL HYPOTHESIS.

    Now test them out.

    Measure the refractive states of all eyes for 12 months.

    What do you think is going to be the result on the
    dynamic eye?

    The null hypothesis (no effect) is proven, or
    the dynamic eye is proven.

    The result will determine who is correct in an
    accurate preception of the fudamental eye's behavior.

    What, the M. O. OD hates scientific facts and results.

    The, that is the majority OPINION. That is never
    a scientific fact.

    Do this experiment youself, AceMan, and that is
    how you determine scientific reality.

    Best,

    Otis
     
    otisbrown, Jul 20, 2006
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