Advertisement

How does conductive keratoplasty treat presbyopia?

Conductive keratoplasty targets the cornea's focus obliquely. It uses radiation to heat a series of small areas surrounding the cornea. The goal is to change the shape of the cornea by modifying the surrounding tissue. Targets for the radiation are chosen with a specific shape in mind. However, the results are not reliably consistent.

Continue Learning about Eye Conditions

Presbyopia: Correcting Age-Related Vision Loss
Presbyopia: Correcting Age-Related Vision Loss
Sometime around of after age 40, many people notice that it is getting more difficult for their eyes to focus on nearby objects. For many, the first s...
Read More
What are spasms of accommodation in the eyes?
David K. Coats, MDDavid K. Coats, MD
Spasms of accommodation is a situation in which the “focusing muscles” of the eyes contract when the...
More Answers
What could a cloudy patch in a child's eye indicate?
David K. Coats, MDDavid K. Coats, MD
A cloudy patch in the eye could represent an abnormality with important visual implications. I s...
More Answers
What Are Some Basic Facts About Children's Eye Health?
What Are Some Basic Facts About Children's Eye Health?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.