Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is a refractive surgical treatment that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of hyperopia (or farsightedness) in patients over age 40. This procedure uses low-level radiofrequency energy, instead of a laser, to reshape the cornea. A small probe, thinner than a strand of human hair, is used to apply the radiofrequency energy in a circular pattern on the outer cornea. The result is that small areas of the cornea shrink. This circular shrinkage pattern creates a band-like tightening of the cornea to increase its curvature and overall power.
Advantages of CK
- It allows individuals to reduce dependence on reading glasses
- CK does not use a laser
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