Conductive Keratoplasty

Conductive Keratoplasty: Make Farsightedness Feel Far Away

Conductive Keratoplasty, or CK for short, is a non-laser eye surgery that reduces farsightedness. During the procedure, the surface of the eye — the cornea — is reshaped, allowing light to be refocused on the retina. Radio waves are used to heat and shrink the corneal tissue, which allows more light to be directed onto the retina. With CK

What are the pros and cons of CK?

The perks of choosing CK include safety, convenience, quickness, ease, and improved vision. Additionally, there are only a few risks associated with CK: temporary tearing, discomfort, foreign object awareness, and vision overcorrection.  As a matter of fact, CK patients are often cleared to return to work the very next day.

The cons of a CK Procedure are typically minor and temporary, while the pros are convenient and promising. That said, there are important things to consider when considering a medical procedure of any kind.

Is CK painful?people-lens-white-eye

CK is often described as painless. Some patients say that they experience a feeling of mild pressure on the eye but are otherwise unable to feel the procedure taking place. Eye drops are used to numb the eye for the procedure, and there may be a sensation of light discomfort in the eye after the surgery is over. There may also be some sensitivity of the eye to foreign objects for about a day after the surgery.

Who is the best candidate for CK?

How do you know if CK is right for you? Well, if you’re looking for a temporary fix to your farsightedness or presbyopia, then CK may be a possibility. The reason this surgery is only a temporary fix is because as time goes on, a person’s eyesight continues to decay, and while the surgery can take some years and damage off of your eyes, it cannot stop the diminishing of your eyesight in the future.

CK is not permanent, but it is effective and useful. If you are looking for improved vision when it comes to farsightedness, then CK might be for you.

So, is CK worth it?

With CK, you can save time, effort, and money when it comes to purchasing eyeglasses and contact lenses. You can also enjoy living life without glasses or contact lenses, all while seeing more clearly than you have in years. If you have questions about this procedure or would like to find out if you are a CK candidate by scheduling an appointment with one of our experienced doctors, please contact Williamson Eye Institute.


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