Tim from the UK shares his inspiring keratoconus and corneal graft story: About Me I'm 27 years old and live with my partner in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. We are currently planning a wedding for next year, which is really exciting! I run my own IT business for the last 6 years and am a self confessed … Continue reading Corneal Graft – a Positive Experience And A Good Outcome For Tim
Lots has been going on in the world of keratoconus in the past few months. Collagen crosslinking, still an investigational treatment in the United States, was first performed in Europe in the late 1990s for the treatment of ectatic corneal conditions. The treatment combines riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UVA) light, allowing the formation of reactive oxygen … Continue reading Latest CXL cross linking for keratoconus developments October 2014
Rhonda’s story I'd like to share some of my recent events. I am from Massachusetts, USA. As a member of KeratoconusGB I have been posting my updates there, and now I am sharing my story with the wider world in the hope that it can helps fellow keratoconus folk. If I had Keratoconus 25 years … Continue reading Keratoconus – my story by Rhonda, USA
Intacs Intacs is the trademark name for micro-thin implantable intracorneal ring inserts - a procedure used to improve mild myopia, also studied to determine its usefulness in reducing hyperopia, astigmatism and helping improve vision for those with keratoconus. They are an alternative to laser surgery, and are tiny, crescent-shaped prescription devices made of plastic polymer … Continue reading What are Intacs for keratoconus?
Our friend Isaac Porter, MD - Raleigh, NC, USA created this special video especially for Keratoconus GB members to enjoy and share, with information about keratoconus. The vlog episode was filmed and created specifically for this blog. Isaac is an expert in eye care and corneal issues including keratoconus, and is a fellowship trained cornea and refractive surgeon. Dr. … Continue reading Keratoconus video – learn about keratoconus
I have been an anxious person for as long as I can remember… No, sorry, let me rephrase that, I have had anxiety for as long as I can remember. The difference is that in the core of who I am, I don’t believe I am an anxious person, but that anxiety is a habit … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Corrina Taylor, UK
Keratoconus (from Greek: kerato- horn, cornea; and konos cone), is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve. New research suggests the weakening of the corneal tissue that leads to keratoconus may be due … Continue reading What is keratoconus?