If you’re over the age of 40 and are struggling with an age-related decrease in vision (presbyopia), our practice offers CK (conductive keratoplasty), a safe, effective treatment to restore your vision. Rather than utilizing a laser, CK eye surgery uses radio waves to shrink collagen tissue in the cornea. This steepens the cornea, improving patients’ ability to see items close up. CK is FDA approved for both low hyperopia (far-sightedness) and presbyopia (needing reading glasses due to age).
When performing CK eye surgery, the surgeons at our Boston practice first insert anesthetic drops into your eyes and prop your eyelids open to prevent you from blinking. They then use a small probe, thinner than a strand of human hair, to apply radio waves to the outer cornea. When applied in a circular pattern, the waves shrink small areas of collagen and increase the curvature of the cornea. This process makes it easier for the eye to focus.
CK eye surgery is painless and if required in your specific case, both eyes can be treated at the same time. After receiving CK eye surgery at our Boston center, you may temporarily experience a foreign body sensation in your eyes and sensitivity to bright light. However, downtime is very minimal and you can return to most of your normal activities right away.
To learn more about CK eye surgery,contact New England Eye Center. Our Boston practice serves residents of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and surrounding areas.