Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)

Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is a minimally invasive procedure designed to treat near vision by the controlled release of radiofrequency energy to reshape the cornea. Because CK does not involve cutting or lasers, the procedure can be performed in an office setting using anesthetic drops to numb the eye.

During the procedure, a tiny probe is used to direct the radio frequency in a circular pattern, causing small areas of cornea to shrink in a constrictive band. As this constrictive band tightens, much like the tightening of a belt, it creates a mild steepening of the cornea, changes the focus, and allows clearer near vision.

The procedure takes just a few minutes and the patient experiences simply a mild foreign body sensation for a day or two after the procedure. When the procedure has been completed, most patients find they can completely eliminate their glasses or contact lenses. While most patients having CK notice an immediate improvement in their near vision, the full effect of the treatment may take several weeks to several months to fully realize and appreciate.

Nearvision CK is intended for people over 40 who want to improve their near vision and reduce their dependency on reading glasses.

You are likely a good candidate for CK if you:

  • Are over 40
  • Had great vision your whole life
  • Require reading glasses to compensate for fading near vision

Find Out if a CK Treatment in Jacksonville is Right for You

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