Why continue to struggle
with reading glasses?
CONDUCTIVE KERATOPLASTY (CK)
Improving Your Look On Life
If you are one out of millions of people over the age of
45 that have a hard time reading, Conductive Keratoplasty
may be the procedure that can help you.
What is CK?
CK is a safe, non-laser vision procedure
that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to shrink collagen
tissue within the cornea to treat low to moderate
farsightedness. This procedure is developed specifically for
the needs of patients over the age of 45.
CK requires no cutting. The cornea is
reshaped by the application of a low-level, radiofrequency
energy to specific spots around the cornea. This causes the
tissue of the cornea to shrink in a very controlled way,
creating a constrictive "band" that gives the cornea a
steeper shape. The small pen-shaped instrument used in the
procedure is as thin as a human hair.
The procedure is done in office and generally takes only
about 3-5 minutes. Patients should notice immediate results.
However, it usually takes several weeks for the eyes to
reach the final level of correction. Most patients will
experience mild fluctuation in their vision after surgery,
but many will never notice it.
The Day of the Procedure
Conductive Keratoplasty is considered
painless. A local anesthetic in the form of eye drops is
used to numb the eye. Some patients may even be given a mild
sedative to help them relax. The most common sensation that
patients experience during the procedure is a feeling of
pressure on the eye. After surgery, there may be some mild
discomfort. Many patients complain of a foreign-object
sensation or a slight "scratchiness" in the eye which
usually subsides within 24 hours of the procedure.
The majority of CK patients are able to return to
their normal activities the day of their procedure. It is
advisable to be careful with your eyes and avoid any strain.
Those whose jobs demand intense clarity of vision may find
their work more difficult to perform for several days after
the procedure. You will not have to wear any patches or
bandages during your post-op period. Patients should avoid
getting contaminated water in their eyes for at least one
week. Patients should keep their eyes closed when showering
or bathing to avoid rubbing their eyes vigorously for two
weeks following the procedure. Females should also avoid
applying eye makeup for one week after surgery.
There are very few complications that are
associated with Conductive Keratoplasty because it is a
non-invasive procedure. Some side effects include:
- Slight discomfort or tearing, like something in your
eye (can be treated with eye drops)
- Light sensitivity (glare or halos)
- Slight overcorrection
There are many
reasons why patients should look into CK. Other than the obvious reason of
improving your near vision, CK is proven to be the safest vision procedure
available. There is no cutting, no tissue removed and there is no-sight related
complications. If you would like more information regarding this procedure, or
if you would like to set up a free consultation with Dr. Rahmani to see if
Conductive Keratoplasty is right for you, then give us a call at 1-888-808-EYES