National Eye Health Week’s six simple sight savers Via http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/news/news Quit smoking. Smokers have a significantly greater risk of sight loss than non-smokers. Toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke can damage the delicate surface and the internal structure of the eye. This can lead to an increased risk of many eye conditions including AMD; nuclear cataracts; thyroid eye … Continue reading SIX TOP TIPS FOR EYE HEALTH
Keratoconus doesn't stop this pilot from ruling the skies
KCGB Forum friend Francisco Rebello from London shares his inspiring story: I see the messages on the KCGB Forum of people really suffering with kerataconus. Speaking from experience of someone, who has had really bad KC, I'm telling you, it can very well be fine. I've know the pain of seeing your eyesight slowly diminish over … Continue reading POSITIVE VIBES FROM FRANCISCO
A NEW purpose-built centre of excellence for eye care is being launched this week in the South East of England. The Ophthalmology department opening at Southlands Hospital, in Shoreham West Sussex, will provide access to some of the best eye assessment and surgical facilities in the country, and will treat those with keratoconus, glaucoma, AMD, … Continue reading An Eye On The Future
Swimming is something we get asked about a lot. Should having KC stop you from enjoying this great all round fitness activity? No. Wearing contact lenses while swimming should be avoided whenever possible as it leaves your eyes vulnerable to contamination by harmful bacteria present in the water, putting you at risk of eye irritation … Continue reading Have A Splashing Time
If you have been lucky enough to receive a donated cornea you know how amazing this gift is. A cornea transplant is an operation to remove all or part of a damaged cornea and replace it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant is often referred to as keratoplasty or a corneal graft. It can be used to … Continue reading The Gift of Sight
Ash Winter, our own KCGB Action Man does not let having keratoconus stop him from doing anything. Just back from an Arctic expedition, Ash shares his story: I have recently returned from an Arctic expedition. The main reason for going was to test myself. I have an eye condition called keratoconus. I suffer from visual … Continue reading Action Man Ash In The Arctic!