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!
Kevin Had Lived with Keratoconus 6-7 Years, and didn't know anyone with the condition apart from the blogs he had read so he thought he would share his story... Summer 2009 and I'm just finishing St. Patrick's Grammar School Armagh, sport and health fanatic, playing for my County team in an u-18 age group striving … Continue reading Sporty Kevin Does Not Let Keratoconus Keep Him Down
World maps of chronic and rare diseases and other syndromes and conditions including Keratoconus can be found at Disease Maps: Check out a global map of other people with keratoconus and add yourself to a map at https://www.diseasemaps.org/keratoconus/map/#_=_ The map connects people who are suffering from different conditions to help them find suggestions from others who also suffer; to … Continue reading Add Yourself to a World Map of Keratoconus People
Keratoconus is NOT a blinding disease. Don't just take our word for it. The NKCF says: "Keratoconus, often abbreviated to “KC”, is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment" Rose K manufacturers of the worlds most widely used and successful contact lens … Continue reading WILL I GO BLIND IF I HAVE KERATOCONUS?