From getting started to advanced fitting challenges and problem-solving, it is intended as a knowledge base for novices just learning about the process as well as a reference for those experienced in the practice of OrthoK.
The book opens with a section on history and development of the process of OrthoK, then covers the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for the practice of OrthoK. It then moves through the initial evaluation, candidacy and fitting. A lengthy chapter is devoted to extensive examples of corneal topography. This includes text and numerous graphical examples for tips on how to utilize topography for diagnostic evaluation of pre- and post- treatment maps.
Discussion of careful follow-up care, lens care and handling as well as a large section on trouble-shooting and problem-solving is included. Finally, there is a section on the basics of practice management in the practice of OrthoK. Also included is a special supplemental feature; a transcript of a discussion the author had with international experts on the topic of managing myopia with OrthoK.
All in all, it’s a source for the current knowledge base of all aspects relating to the practice of OrthoK.
Dr. Michael Lipson is an optometrist/associate professor at University of Michigan. He has been involved in Orthokeratology in its various forms since 1975. His clinical practice involves specialty contact lenses: OrthoK, keratoconus, post-corneal transplant, post-refractive surgery and severe dry eye patients. He has published peer-reviewed clinical research studies on OrthoK, vision-related quality of life, myopia management and new lens designs. He lectures nationally and internationally on specialty contact lens and research topics.
Dr. Lipson developed a validated questionnaire to assess vision-related quality of life for all types of vision correction, including OrthoK. He is an independent consultant to the specialty lens industry emphasizing OrthoK education. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society. He is on the GPLI Advisory Board, served as Vice-President of the Scleral Lens Education Society and on the Scleral Lens Education Society Board for many years.
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This book was made possible by an
unrestricted educational grant from Bausch Health.