Frequently Asked CK Questions

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What is CK?
Conductive Keratoplasty, or CK, is a procedure to reduce farsightedness or presbyopia in adults over 40 years old.

How does CK work?
Using low-level radio frequency to shrink corneal tissue, CK steepens the cornea, allowing you to see up close again.

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Is CK FDA-approved?
Yes. CK was FDA-approved for the temporary reduction of farsightedness in adults over 40 in 2002 and for presbyopia in 2004.

What are the advantages of CK over other vision correction methods?
CK is a 15-minute outpatient procedure that is virtually pain free. Near vision is restored quickly and easily. Because in most cases only the non-dominant eye is treated, CK is less likely to blur your distance vision as can happen with monovision LASIK or contact lenses. Instead, you can retain your natural distance vision in the dominant eye.

What are the disadvantages?
One of the biggest disadvantages is that regression is possible, requiring retreatment or another type of vision correction for presbyopia.

Is CK right for me?
The only way to know if CK is the best option for you is to meet with your ophthalmologist. Based on your eye history and your vision goals, he or she can recommend the best procedure to help your near vision.

If you’re ready to give up reading glasses, CK may be an option for you. To discover all of your options for monovision or presbyopia, call or email the Khanna Institute today for a vision consultation.