CK / Conductive Keratoplasty

Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) – Chicago

Dr. Herman Sloane has considerable experience helping Chicago conductive keratoplasty (CK) patients with their vision needs. Conductive keratoplasty is a procedure to improve your close work without the need for reading glasses. Here’s how:

CK, or Conductive Keratoplasty, is a new surgical procedure which can modify the corneal tissue in order to alter the curvature of the cornea. This causes light rays from close-up objects to focus more accurately on the retina, thus compensating for presbyopia (farsightedness).

The nature of the corneal re-shaping that is achieved by CK creates an optical correction called “blended vision”, meaning that the two eyes working together can achieve a blend of good distance vision and good near vision, at the same time, without the use of glasses.

A topical anesthetic is applied to the eye, then the doctor marks the intended treatment spots in a ring pattern on the cornea. Then, using a pen-shaped instrument, each spot is treated using a precisely controlled form of electrical energy. This energy causes a slight shrinkage of tissue inside the cornea, which in turn alters the curvature of the corneal surface.

During the procedure, slight pressure may be felt, however, it is not painful. It takes less than one second to treat each spot on the cornea, and the entire procedure takes about ten minutes.

Find out if you are a candidate for the Conductive Keratoplasty procedure by scheduling your FREE consultation with Dr. Sloane today.

As a LASIK surgeon in Chicago, Dr. Herman Sloane has dedicated his career to helping area patients with their vision correction needs. He also offers Custom LASIK, Crystalens and Z-Lasik at his Oak Brook facility.