Conductive Keratoplasty – (CK)

Conductive Keratoplasty also known as CK is a highly effective vision correction procedure that applies the popular radio frequency technology. Over time most people find that they struggle while reading or driving which can be very uncomfortable or even dangerous at times. This loss of vision clarity which usually degenerates with age can however be counteracted easily and efficiently just by visiting a doctor’s office for a few minutes for this procedure. Once administered by a qualified eye doctor the CK usually ensures that that an individual no longer depends on eye glasses or contact lenses especially when suffering from the pesky near sightedness problem which can make even the simplest chores difficult and impossible. This particularly improves the overall quality of most individual’s lives. This paper digs deeper into a fantastic and life changing world of CK vision correction unrivaled by no other.


How CK Works

Essentially the Conductive Keratoplasty procedure changes the way light is focused on a patient’s eye by reshaping the cornea.

The CK applies a controlled use of the radio frequency waves to shrink the cornea (reshape) tissue. This reshaping essentially deepens the cornea and consequently allows any light focused on the eye to properly focus on the retina. This particular correction is particularly useful in improving near sightedness brought about by the aging process in most people.

To apply the radio frequency energy a small probe which is thinner than a human hair strand, is used usually in a circular pattern on the cornea. This creates a restrictive band much like the tightening of a belt thus increasing the overall curvature of the cornea.

This procedure is extremely easy and only requires eye drops anesthesia in a regular doctors office without any complicated procedures or appliances.


When to use CK

According to experts CK is a highly effective procedure for individuals over the age of 40 years who are experiencing vision problems particularly short sightedness. Despite its spectacular simplicity this procedure usually ensures that an individual can depend less or not at all on their eye glasses for more comfort and convenience. Other criteria usually applied by most doctors to determine whether an individual is a great match include:

  • There should have been no significant change in a patients distance vision for about a year.
  • An individual should not have pre existing chronic eye disorders.
  • An individual should not be pregnant or nursing.
  • An individual should have no pre-existing chronic diseases or illnesses.



Conductive Keratoplasty is one of those rare vision correction solutions that are not only practical but highly effective to most individuals looking for a specialized fix. For the first time ever a patient suffering from near sightedness can actually get a solution particular to their situation without going through extremely invasive and expensive vision correction procedures. To learn more about the CK visit the TLC LASIK blog for a highly informative and comprehensive guide on this and many other eye care procedures and solutions.