CK Not Okay For Myopia?

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Why is conductive keratoplasty (CK) not an appropriate procedure for those with myopia?

CK Not Okay For Myopia?

Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is a procedure commonly done in a doctor's office. It does not require you to go to an outpatient surgical center. It is a very quick procedure, taking about three minutes.

The goal of CK is to reshape the cornea by making it steeper. CK is great for patients who are older than 40 and need glasses for reading purposes. Myopia is considered to be a vision problem often referred to as nearsightedness.

Unfortunately, to correct myopia, the cornea must be flattened. CK is a procedure that bends the cornea rather than flattens it. Therefore, conductive keratoplasty is not a procedure that will improve the vision of those with myopia, or nearsightedness.

   

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