CK (conductive keratoplasty) is a procedure for reshaping your cornea. It can help you see better without glasses or corrective lenses. This procedure uses a tiny probe to send radiofrequency energy into the cornea. This shrinks the outer part of the cornea, making the central cornea steeper.
Before treatment, you may be given medicine to help you relax.
Eye drops numb your eyes. A device is used to keep your eyes open.
The tip of a probe is put into the cornea. The treatment lasts a few minutes for each eye.
Your vision should start to get better right away. It may take 36 months for your vision to become stable.
May take several months for vision to become stable
Risk of undercorrection or overcorrection
Risk of loss of best corrected vision
Very safe procedure with few complications
No scarring in the central cornea
Low risk of dry eyes
Immediate vision improvement