Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is a non-invasive procedure which utilizes radiofrequency energy to correct presbyopia and low hyperopia with or without astigmatism. It can also be used to correct residual refractive error after laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or cataract surgery. The portable nature of CK and its low comparative cost make it an important tool in the ever-evolving world of refractive surgery.
Other procedures used to correct hyperopia include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), noncontact and contact laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK), diode laser keratoplasty, thermos keratoplasty, intracorneal implants, and intraocular lenses. While LASIK is the most popular technique for surgical correction of low to moderate hyperopia, and PRK and laser-assisted sub epithelial keratectomy (LASEK) are most popular for low hyperopic errors, some patients are not good candidates for laser procedures due to anatomical, pathological, or psychological reasons. For these patients, CK involves no laser, change to the central cornea, tissue cutting, or tissue removal. Several studies have shown that CK is an effective, predictable, stable, and safe procedure.