Additional techniques available
Thermokeratoplasty and Conductive Keratoplasty Applying a ring of small spots of heat in specific locations using holmium laser in Laser Thermokeratoplasty ( LTK) or using an electrically heated wire in Conductive Keratoplasty causes the corneal tissue to contract, which in turn alters its shape and refractive power.
This procedure is suitable for low degrees of long-sightedness but return of long or short sightedness over a period of time is possible.
Monovision This is an option where treatment leaves the dominant eye corrected for distance and the non dominant eye corrected for near. This can occur naturally, or can be surgically induced. As 25% of the population find this difficult to tolerate, the concept would be tested first, by using contact lenses.