We get asked a lot of questions by people with keratoconus or their family members with regards to the NHS- how to use it, when to ask questions, how to get the right treatment so here is a guide put together to help you. GETTING AN NHS REFERRAL IN ENGLAND What is it? … Continue reading NHS IN THE UK AND KERATOCONUS
Individualized corneal cross-linking, in which UV fluence is adapted to individual stromal thickness, may be an option for stabilizing keratoconus in patients with thin corneas, according to 1-year study results. “Two years ago, our group at the ELZA Eye Institute in Zurich published a nomogram for adapting UV intensity to individual corneal thickness. Rather than … Continue reading NEW CXL STUDY RESULTS ARE PROMISING
Mark Wakefield shares his recent keratoconus graft story. Is a full on replacement graft your only option when an aged graft starts to fail? Maybe not. I thought I would share my recent experience with you in case anyone else was facing the same issue. If you are then my treatment may be something you … Continue reading A STITCH JUST IN TIME…
KERATOCONUS AND ME by Ashley Winter We are delighted to announce that Ash Winter, a long time friend of KCGB has published his first book detailing his life with the eye condition keratoconus. Ash is an inspiration not only to those with KC but to anyone with a life affecting condition - his message is … Continue reading UNSTOPPABLE ASH PUBLISHES BOOK ABOUT HIS KERATOCONUS ADVENTURE
Meibomian gland dysfunction is an oil deficiency in the tears caused by dysfunction of the oily glands known as the Meibomian glands. It is very common condition and a feature of many dry eye syndromes. MGD is often experienced by those with keratoconus, particularly if they wear contact lenses. MGD is also a major cause … Continue reading OUCH! MBD AND DRY EYE – CAUSES AND TREATMENTS
EyePrintPRO™ is an optically clear prosthetic scleral device designed to match the exact contours of the individual eye providing the best vision and comfort possible. The Science Behind EyePrintPRO™ EyePrint Pro uses the very latest 3D scanning technology. Rather than relying on standard lenses and hoping they fit the shape of your eye, it is now possible … Continue reading EYE FINGERPRINTS? WHATEVER NEXT? LEARN ABOUT EYEPRINT PRO
The standalone Amazon Echo gadget heralds the arrival of a new type of device that could be of enormous benefit to many people - in particular, people who have a vision impairment. The Amazon Echo is a button-free, hands-free and eye-free gadget. The Echo is a black column around fifteen inches tall and four inches … Continue reading ALEXA! WHAT TIME IS IT?