LASIK eye surgery has become hugely popular in the last decade as a surefire way to get rid of glasses. However by middle age (soon after 40) most people (including LASIK treated patients) develops presbyopia, the inability to read or see things up close. In middle ages, even LASIK treated patients have to go looking for reading glasses.
Refractec Inc. is studying whether conductive keratoplasty, a radio wave treatment for presbyopia, can be used on people who have had Lasik so people never have to wear contacts or glasses.
A preliminary study presented last month at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago showed no safety problems and satisfactory outcomes for near and far vision.
"There were no patients who were dissatisfied. There was a significant improvement in near vision, and their distance vision was unaffected," said Dr. Daniel S. Durrie, lead investigator of the study and an ophthalmologist in Kansas City.
Source: The Detroit News
Conductive keratoplasty is a very simple procedure that doesn't cut or remove anything unlike LASIK.