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A Breakthrough Method in Correcting Nearsightedness


For those in the Profession         

          This site is mainly for opticians, but I welcome the public to check it out also. As I mentioned in my seminars, I can help you with designing the lens and fitting it on the patient. For adults, the correctable range is from -0.50 D to -1.50 D. For youths during development (from 4 to 15 years of age), the correctable range is up to -3.00 D. If the youth is hyperopic, the correctable range is up to +3.00 D.


           Some features of ortho C are similar to an earlier version of ortho K that I wanted to improve on. Back then when I started the research, it was worn as a visual aid. I kept the feature where you wear the lenses with the eyes open. However, I changed the duration and frequency of wear. The wearing frequency is less with ortho C. With that version of ortho K, you have to wear it everyday. With ortho C, the goal is to eventually wear it once every 2 or 3 weeks. And the duration is less. With that version of ortho K, you have to wear it throughtout the day. With ortho C, you wear it for about 5 minutes during the day. It is a neurological process. It is not mechanical. Physiotherapy is not required in the -0.50 D to -1.50 D range (for adults). The muscles were not compromised.


For the Public

          The procedure to deal with nearsightedness neurologically is based on a plain “flexible” pair of contact lenses (without any prescription) which you only wear for about 5 minutes—and you do not have to wear them everyday. Neurology is involved instead of reshaping or physiotherapy due to the speed of the treatment. It is quicker than laser treatment and there is no need to allow time for recovery.

          To maintain the improvement, the goal is to wear them once every 2 or 3 weeks for about 5 minutes--the time it takes to complete the drill. The lenses are for therapeutic purposes only—not a visual aid.  The purpose of performing the drill regularly is to prevent progressive myopia which is just as important as treating the existing myopia. 

          Although the reversal process sounds mechanical, the ortho C lenses will improve your vision naturally in the sense that it is a neurological process. Physiotherapy is not involved in the mild to moderate range. Read my book for more information on this range. 

          The myopic part of the eye is not overcorrected but reversed. There is no reshaping by cutting or lasering. There are no implants involved, such as implanting a “ring” onto your cornea (cornea ring implant), or implanting a lens between your natural lens and the iris (intraocular lens implant), or even implanting another cornea onto your existing cornea. And there are no “retainer” lenses to wear once your vision improves—as in the case of orthokeratology or “ortho K”, as it’s also sometimes called, which is Latin for “correcting the cornea” (by “flattening” it out).

         Unlike other intrusive methods for correcting nearsightedness on the market, the curvature of the cornea will not be altered. Do not confuse it with present day orthokeratology (which is Latin for correcting the cornea), or “ortho K”, as it is sometimes called in optical parlance. It attempts to correct your refractive error by “flattening” out the cornea with a very “flat” contact lens while you sleep without attending to the myopic shape of the lens of your eye or the eyeball. But ortho C does not “flatten” out the curvature of the cornea; its curvature does not change, and this can be verified by taking another K reading (or keratometer reading) after your vision improves.

         Perhaps a good term for the procedure is orthoculogy (Latin for “correcting the whole eye”) or ortho C, for short. The whole eye, instead of just a part of it, strives to be corrected naturally during the reversal process. Thus the burden of your visual improvement is not placed on any specific part of the eye—such as the lens. When the reshaping of the cornea, lens, and eyeball together causes the focal point to “shift”, it generates less of an “effort to see” and thus less fluctuation.

         The myopic structure of your eye—which usually involves the eyeball, the lens, the cornea, and the muscles—has a tendency to reverse back to its premyopic shape without surgery. Certain muscles have to be relaxed, other muscles have to be stretched, and others have to be tightened. All this activity takes place at the same time indirectly by reinstating the correct neuromuscular message. The reversal process occurs simultaneously, and that is how you became myopic: certain muscles were not relaxed, others became too tight, and others lost their tensile strength—the deterioration all took place at the same time.

 

Vision Statement

         I never did intended to monopolize my findings and then charge a ridiculous price for the treatment; but I did want to patent it to prevent others from doing just that. I abide by the ethics of Frederick Grant Banting who discovered insulin. Any invention that proposes a cure should be affordable, it should be available to everyone, it should not be inferior, and it should not be monopolized by a corporation.

 

Publications on correcting myopia:

         My paper on correcting myopia (click on the link below):

         www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21106303

         My papers on correcting astigmatism (click on the links below):

         www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22770871

         www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23639283

         My paper on detachment (click on the link below):

         http://www.oapublishinglondon.com/images/article/pdf/1406887458.pdf

         My paper on neurological implications (click on the link below):

         http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/neurological-implications-in-the-treatment-of-myopia-by-means-of-orthoculogy-2155-9562-5-1000257.php?aid=35436