Conductive Keratoplasty, or CK, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses low energy radio frequency light to treat farsightedness and presbyopia. To correct presbyopia and create monovision in people age 45 and older, one eye is adjusted for near vision and the other eye for distance vision. During the CK procedure, the surgeon uses the light beams to increase the curvature of the cornea, improving vision almost immediately.
CK, which does not involve cutting the eye, has an extremely high safety record and is an appealing alternative to patients who do not want or are not eligible for LASIK surgery.
The effects of CK may not be permanent, and repeat treatment may be necessary in 3-5 years.
Advantages of CK
- Reduces dependence on reading glasses
- Does not use a laser
CK is well-suited for
- Farsighted patients
- Patients with presbyopia
- Patients age 45 and older
- Patients who are not good candidates for LASIK