One of the many interesting discussions over the weekend included care and maintenance of Orthok lenses with children, where Professor Pauline Cho discussed her research comparing bacterial contamination in cylindrical and flat contact lens cases. (1) The study concluded that the cylindrical cases were preferred by patients, parents and demonstrated reduced contamination. (1)
There has been a growing interest in public health benefits of myopia control with Orthok, and a mix of experienced to early-career optometrists attended the ‘Orthokeratology day’ so they may offer and fit Orthok safely for their patients.
- Natalie Buckman, OSO Guest Board Member
(1) Chan, B., Cho, P. and Cheung, S. W. (2008), Orthokeratology practice in children in a university clinic in Hong Kong*. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 91: 453–460.