CK is a radio frequency based procedure best suited for patients over the age of 40 who had good vision until they reached their forties. CK can reduce or eliminate presbyopia and help those who have difficulty seeing small print the chance to read again without bi-focals or reading glasses.
In conductive keratoplasty, radio waves are in a frequency that creates heat and shrinks part of the cornea by direct application to the surface of the eye. The radio frequency range is at the level in which we get the best effect of this phenomenon, thus the use of the word"radiofrequency." Conductive keratoplasty is the radio wave conducted into the surface of the eye by direct contact.
This 5-minute, painless procedure uses a radiofrequency probe to change the curve of the front of your eye to create a bifocal-like effect allowing one eye to see better at near. This treatment is done in one eye only in most patients. It actually creates, "summation," which is an ability to use both eyes together seeing better than either eye alone. This amazing technology is quickly done and improves reading vision dramatically. CK offers patients a quick return to functional vision and a chance to gradate their needs as additional treatments can be used to supplement near vision improvement. There is an individual unique patient response to a CK procedure that requires the extensive experience Dr. Siepser has with this system, which allows patients to reach their maximum visual potential.