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Orthokeratology Project And Subjective Response Study Of Patient Wearing Retainer Lenses.

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dc.contributor.author Ware, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T18:28:38Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T18:28:38Z
dc.date.issued 1994-03-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2323/4207
dc.description This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Optometry. 43 pages. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of the study is to compare the practicality of using an FDA approved extended wear RPG for overnight retaining lens as compared to the more traditional Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) retainer lens schedule. The goal of ortho-K therapy is to provide usable vision in the absence of a corrective lens. Now that rigid gas permeable (RPG) lenses are available for extended wear it offers a new opportunity for retainer lens wear during sleeping hours. Grant, and others have reported success by combining orthokeratology techniques with over night wear. Traditional orthokeratology techniques recommend a gradual decline in daily wearing time of the lens once the optimum VA is achieved. This approach and actual retaining lens wear time is individualized to suit patient needs. By using a retainer lens during non waking hours usable uncorrected visual acuity may be maintained without the inconvenience of lens wear during the waking hours. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries UA 29;
dc.subject Lakin, Donald H. Faculty advisor. en_US
dc.title Orthokeratology Project And Subjective Response Study Of Patient Wearing Retainer Lenses. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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