NearVision CK

About CK You’ve had great vision your whole life, but then you hit your 40s. Now, you find it difficult to read a menu, see your computer screen or even drive at night. If these issues describe your vision, then CK may be right for you.

It’s a quick procedure with no cutting involved. You don’t even have to go to an outpatient surgery center. In just a few minutes, Dr. Caplan can perform CK in his office.

new orleans laser eye surgery How does CK work?

Using radiofrequency (RF) energy, CK can change how the eye focuses light by reshaping the cornea. After the doctor has applied a topical anesthetic (eye drops), controlled RF energy is applied in a circular pattern to heat and shrink the corneal tissue. This pattern is along the periphery of your cornea and therefore minimizes interference with your line of sight. A device called a “speculum” holds your eye open during the procedure.

Once finished, you don’t have to wear a patch and can usually return to work or normal activities the next day. Vision generally begins improving in about a week’s time. As with many other procedures, the level of improved vision may be temporary.

Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a condition in which the eye is too flat. CK modifies the topographical (surface) curvature, making it steeper.

Is CK Right For Me?

Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is intended for people with farsightedness (clinically termed “hyperopia”). CK is not intended for people with nearsightedness (clinically termed “myopia”). All patients considering vision correction should undergo a complete examination by Dr. Caplan prior to the procedure.

Candidates for CK must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 40 years of age
  • Have hyperopia between +0.75 to +3.00 diopters
  • Not have had previous vision surgery
  • Not have had any significant changes in vision for one year
  • Not have any chronic eye disorders
  • Not be pregnant or nursing
  • Not have any chronic illness or disease

Do you fit the above criteria and need an examination to proceed with CK?

If so, call Caplan Eye Clinic for a free CK demonstration.

Metairie: 504-888-2600 Mandeville: 985-845-3400