Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)

Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is a non-laser refractive eye surgery which is designed to correct the mild hyperopia and help the people who are middle-aged and older to reduce their needs of reading glasses after they become presbyopic. It is one of the newer types of refractive surgery available. As is the case with other types of refractive surgery such as LASIK, Astigmatic Keratotomy, conductive keratoplasty is also designed to correct and change the way that light enters the eye.

Conductive keratoplasty (CK) uses little heat from radio waves to shrink the collagen in the area of cornea. The collagen used here is a glue-like connective tissue. The surgeon applies some anesthetic eye drops to your eyes and then uses a small support device called a “speculum” to keep your eyelids open and prevent blinking and then using a rinse-away dye, the surgeon will imprint a treatment pattern on your cornea, thus showing where the radio frequency energy should be applied. The entire procedure is done in few minutes. Patients should not undergo the NearVision CK procedure if wearing a pacemaker for regulating the heart beat.


Conductive keratoplasty (CK) has proven to be one of the safest procedures performed for near vision correction. This is because, unlike other procedures, it does not involve cutting or removing tissue. But instead of it, Conductive keratoplasty (CK) gently reshapes the cornea with radiofrequency waves to minimize the need for reading glasses. NearVision Conductive keratoplasty is painless, but some people feel a slight pressure on the eye.

After Conductive keratoplasty (CK), some of the precautions have to be taken such as, one should avoid exercising for a week to prevent the sweat from dripping into the eye, one should avoid getting soap in their eyes for at least one week after the procedure and avoid make-up for a week after the surgery and also should not rub your eyes for two weeks after surgery.


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