GET INVOLVED, MEET UP WITH KCGB FRIENDS AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL RESEARCH When: Sunday 4 March 2018 Where: Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road, to the London Eye Join hundreds of walkers, human and canine to walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye, and help fundraise to build a world beyond … Continue reading SEE EYE 2 EYE WITH KCGB FRIENDS!
by Jim Kokkinakis Keratoconus can significantly impact one’s life, so answering this question is extremely important for peace of mind. The speed that keratoconus can progress is unique to the individual. What is normal is that keratoconus usually begins during puberty and will usually progress at its quickest up to 25 years of age. Typically … Continue reading How fast does keratoconus progress?
A poem about keratoconus by KCGB member Rebecca Cherrington So You Want To Know?...So you wanna know? So you want to know about it, the disease that is KC I’ll try and explain it to you but it may be a bit hazy! Keratoconus is where your cornea is as thin as ice And everywhere … Continue reading Rebecca Shares Her Words On Keratoconus
Keratoconus Q and A Q: RGP lenses (rigid gas permeable contacts) will stop keratoconus from getting worse. Is this true? A: No, this is not true. RGP lenses temporarily flatten the non-structural epithelium of the cornea. Keratoconus continues to progress, and contacts must be updated to keep up with the progressing disease. Keratoconus is a progressive … Continue reading EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KERATOCONUS
KCGB member Liam Green from Wilmslow UK, is now enjoying seeing some of the world’s most famous sights thanks to his recent corneal transplant in his left eye for keratoconus. LIFE CHANGING Liam, who also raps and makes vlogs, had worked for 10 years as a cleaner before the transplant. Since the surgery he has been … Continue reading SEEING THE SIGHTS THANKS TO A LIFE CHANGING CORNEAL GRAFT
Oakley's proud Dad James was in touch to tell us his son's keratoconus story. Oakley is from Colwyn Bay, in North Wales, UK. Now 17 years old he was diagnosed with keratoconus in December 2013 aged 13 years, just before his 14th birthday. It was in fact more advanced than anyone had realised, and within a … Continue reading OAKLEY HAS HIS EYES ON HIS FUTURE
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