Normality or Keratoconus? Why not both? Most of the time I like to pretend that I am normal but a few facts give me away: I have never met anyone with eyesight worse than mine I can drive a car but will rarely do so after dark I know from memory the first 3 lines … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Clare, UK, CXL & more
ORGAN DONATION- the gift of sight
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING By Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank USA Organ donation is an act we hear a lot about on a regular basis. But eye donation? Not so much. Donating one’s organs (hearts, kidneys, livers, etc.) can save numerous lives. #Myth: Only organs like the heart, kidney and liver can be … Continue reading ORGAN DONATION- the gift of sight
Keratoconus- my story by Leonie
Hello everyone, My name is Leonie, I’m a 23 year old Dutch lady and I have Keratoconus. They found out I have this eye disease when I was about 12. I had been wearing sclerals for almost 3 years, when I was 15 I had to get my first corneal transplant or graft. When I … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Leonie
Keratoconus SKY DIVE! Raising funds for http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/
Great news folks- KCGB member Amy Musto is doing a skydive to raise funds for the only UK Keratoconus charity http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/ In February 2013 Amy was diagnosed with Keratoconus after noticing a significant change in her eyesight over a short period of time. Luckily the condition had been caught before it became too aggressive and Amy … Continue reading Keratoconus SKY DIVE! Raising funds for http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/
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What are Intacs for keratoconus?
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?
Keratoconus – inspiring art, my story by Kirsten, USA
2012 was shaping up to be a hard year.... 'Crying myself blind' In January my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, then started chemotherapy. In February my father-in-law was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. In March he died. So when I started having blurry vision, I joked that I’d cried myself blind. … Continue reading Keratoconus – inspiring art, my story by Kirsten, USA
What is it like to have keratoconus?
We get asked this a lot. How do you explain what it is like to have 'keratoconus' once people have realised that there is something wrong with your eyes? And how do you answer questions like 'why don't you just wear glasses?' or "why don't you just have LASIK?' I wish I had a £1 … Continue reading What is it like to have keratoconus?