The return of orthoK and some questions and answers

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by acemanvx, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest

    I emailed Dr. Maller and got a reply. He can indeed address big pupils
    by making a larger custom orthoK lens. I will recieve more answers
    tomorrow. I asked whats the largest zone he can make based on a 12mm
    average cornea. If he can make 8mm zone, thats fantanstic! The least
    ill accept is 7mm zone. I also asked him how much reduction of myopia
    can be achieved. Maller is amazing by the way, he treated a -10 lady(I
    asked him if he treated it fully) because that must be a world record!
    I also think the zone to treat -10 diopters must be smaller than 5mm.
    He has treated -4 diopters cylindar as well. Wow orthoK could displace
    or even replace lasik if it can treat such high pescriptions! I
    remember decades ago orthoK was only good up to -1 and was used mostly
    by pilots to go from something like 20/30 or 20/40 to 20/20 or better.
    In the last 5 years orthoK has become alot more effecient. I have been
    reading about orthoK for high myopes and it looks like it has become a
    reality now! Those considering lasik should try orthoK first or
    acemanvx, Jul 11, 2006
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