Conductive keratoplasty

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Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is a type of refractive surgery that uses radio waves to adjust the contour of the cornea by shrinking the corneal collagen around it.[1] It is used to treat mild to moderate hyperopia. It is a non-invasive alternative to other types of eye surgery. It uses the same principles of Laser Thermokeratoplasty (LTK) and Radial Keratocoagulation, although the former uses holmium laser and the latter a 700° Celsius needle to correct hyperopia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eyewiki.aao.org/Conductive_Keratoplasty
  2. ^ Thompson, V. M.; Seiler, T; Durrie, D. S.; Cavanaugh, T. B. (1993). "Holmium:YAG laser thermokeratoplasty for hyperopia and astigmatism: An overview". Refractive & corneal surgery 9 (2 Suppl): S134–7. PMID 8499365.  edit