What is Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)?
CK can change how the eye focuses light by reshaping the surface of your eye (cornea). When the shape is changed, light can be refocused on the correct part of your eye (retina). To produce this reshaping, NearVision CK uses the controlled release of radio waves to heat and shrink corneal tissue. This steepens the cornea and allows light to properly focus on the retina again.
It’s an exciting new advancement in vision correction because it uses radio waves instead of a laser to treat your vision problem.
- No cutting — helps minimize side effects and speed recovery
- Convenient and safe — your doctor performs the procedure in his or her office
- Fast and easy — takes only 3 to 5 minutes and is virtually painless
Before your CK surgery, your doctor will go through a more detailed explanation and make sure your are comfortable with all steps of the procedure.
- Once your doctor has determined that you are a candidate for NearVision CK, your eye will be photographed to determine its current and individual shape. This will be used to plan the procedure and measure results.
- Before the procedure, the only requirements are to not wear makeup and arrange for transportation to and from your doctor’s office. The procedure itself is fast and simple, and will take just a few minutes to perform.
- After the procedure, and as with other vision correction procedures, you may experience some eye discomfort and light sensitivity for a few days. Your doctor will recommend that you apply eye drops for a few days after the procedure. Ask your doctor or ophthalmic technician for more information.