SMART Study on Myopia Control with Ortho-k
- SMART Study on Myopia Control with Ortho-k
- Big news: Ortho-k probably works for myopia control. We'll know more when the results of the study are released to the public in January. But for now just a hint of what we're going to find out (from "Contact Lens Spectrum"):
The EyeVis Eye and Vision Research Institute announced the completion of one year data for the SMART Study (Stabilization of Myopia by Accelerated Reshaping Technique). The SMART study recruited over 250 test (contact lens corneal reshaping) and control (soft silicone hydrogel daily wear) subjects, ages 8 to 14, at initiation of the planned five year longitudinal, multicenter evaluation of the ability of corneal reshaping contact lenses to control myopic progression. "Initial analysis of the one year data is very encouraging in regard to the ability of corneal reshaping lenses to control myopic progression vs. the use of daily wear soft contact lenses in the study sample," said S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO and Robert Davis, OD, FAAO, the principal investigators of the SMART study. Detailed reporting of one year data will be presented at the upcoming Global Specialty Contact Lens Symposium in Las Vegas in January, 2009.