Children Myopia Control
Myopia (short-sightedness) in children is a serious health issue in Hong Kong. Research shown that the prevalence of
myopia (-0.50D or above) for Hong Kong children aged 6 and 12 was 18.3% and 61.5% respectively. Such worrying figures
indicated that Hong Kong is one of the places in the world with the highest number of myopic children. High myopia
(-6.00D or above) has been proven to associate with various eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataract and retinal
detachment. It is crucial to control myopia from progressing rapidly in children.
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What is orthokeratology (ortho-k)?
Orthokeratology is a proven and effective method for nearsightedness control. It is one of the golden standards for
comparison of other myopic control methods. By use of special design rigid gas permeable contact lenses at nighttime,
Optometrist may amend the shape of the cornea to achieve good quality vision without glasses and contact lenses at
daytime. Orthokeratology can alter the peripheral image focus, while keeping the central vision clear.