This health video will look into medical advancements into Farsightedness.
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Jennifer Matthews: When John and Karol Sinayi entered middle age, their eyes began to betray them. John Sinayi: All of our friends our age, they are all struggling with the same thing. Jennifer Matthews: They were farsighted, even reading a restaurant menu was impossible without glasses, but that was before Conductive Keratoplasty or CK. Dr. Robert Maloney: CK is using radio energy to make a series of spots around the cornea, the front part of your eye which reshapes and correct farsightedness. Jennifer Matthews: Patient say that procedure is painless and it takes just minutes. Because CK uses radio waves instead of a laser beam, Robert Maloney says it's risky than LASIK. Dr. Robert Maloney: LASIK is a wonderful treatment, but CK has two advantages. One it doesn't involved cutting the eye like LASIK does, and two it doesn't involve removing any tissue. So we think it's saver than LASIK. Jennifer Matthews: As part of the FDA Clinical Trials on CK, Dr. Maloney performed a procedure more than a 100 times. He says every patient experience some degree of improvement for the Sinayi's, the change was dramatic. Karol Sinayi: I think I brag about it so much, people are getting tired of hearing me, because it is just so amazing to me, I have never been able to see the way I can see now, never. Jennifer Matthews: It's still unclear whether the improvement is permanent, but Karol and John are optimistic. The only thing they can't see is the need for glasses in their future. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.