Fortified Conductive Keratoplasty also known as Fortified CK™ is an 8- minute procedure done here in our office. Fortified CK™ uses non-laser radiofrequency energy that helps reshape the cornea. Heat is applied to the outer cornea reducing the astigmatism and improving the eyesight. This treatment can help fix a number of conditions including Farsightedness, nearsightedness and in some cases help with Keratoconus. Fortified CK™ is often combined with Intacs®, since Fortified CK™ can provide further improvements to eyesight and supplement the improvement of Intacs® alone. Intacs® and Fortified CK™ are routinely performed on the same day.
There are many benefits to having the Fortified CK™ procedure done for those who are suffering from both Farsightedness and Keratoconus. The Fortified CK™ procedure is non-invasive and provides the patient with a speedy recovery. Below are other benefits a patient can have from receiving the Fortified CK™ procedure:
Fortified CK™ is also FDA-approved for patients who need reading glasses. Fortified CK™ can also be used to decrease astigmatism and improve the quality of distance or reading vision as well as improving reading vision after cataract surgery.
CK (conductive keratoplasty) is typically a quick and minimally-invasive procedure for mild to moderate levels of farsightedness (hyperopia). CK is also FDA-approved for patients who need reading glasses. CK can be performed on-site at Dr. Brian’s office located in Beverly Hills. CK can also be used to decrease astigmatism to improve improve quality of distance or reading vision. CK can also improve reading vision after cataract surgery. Potential risks include regression (the effect wearing off), dry eyes, and suboptimal results.
CK uses radio-frequency to reshape the cornea; there are no incisions. CK is a procedure to help patients over 40 who need reading glasses. Patients can typically return to work or their daily routine the next day after the procedure, so “down time” is minimal.