Close-up of orthokeratology in Phoenix and Madrid
For the occasion, the Academy celebrated its first 10 years of activity
From April 20 through 22, experts from all over the world met in Scottsdale, near Phoenix Arizona, for the meeting of the International Academy of Orthokeratology.
It was also the occasion for celebrating the American Academy's first ten years of activity, a period that has seen extraordinary growth in the spread and scientific reputation of orthokeratology.
From the data presented during the meeting, it can be estimated that orthokeratology has been used successfully by about 420,000 people throughout the world, the majority of whom are children and adolescents, because this technique is indicated primarily for correcting progressive myopia.
The speakers from Italy were Marino Formenti, president of the European Academy of Orthokeratology (EurOK), who described the orthokeratology situation on the Old Continent and the European Academy's impending programs, and Antonio Calossi, whose highly-regarded clinical contribution included a report on the use of orthokeratology for difficult and unusual cases, such as correcting high levels of myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism.