Cornea specialist outlines ideal candidate for cross-linking for keratoconus

As corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) makes its slow way through the USA FDA approval process, a presenter at SECO shared pearls of wisdom for patient selection and explained the procedure’s mechanism of action. Terry Kim, MD, chairman of the cornea department at Duke University School of Medicine, shared guidelines that he said are based on more … Continue reading Cornea specialist outlines ideal candidate for cross-linking for keratoconus

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Latest CXL cross linking for keratoconus developments October 2014

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

Keratoconus – my story by Rhonda, USA

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

Keratoconus- my story by Clare, UK, CXL & more

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

Keratoconus video – learn about 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

Can I clean my contact lenses with tap water?

            NO   NO   and in case you missed it, NO. More than 3 million people in the UK wear contact lenses, but many don't follow the instructions on safe use. Wearing contact lenses increases the risk of eye infections. Failing to follow the instructions raises that risk considerably. A recent … Continue reading Can I clean my contact lenses with tap water?

Can I Drive with Keratoconus?

Life On The Road? Yes you can. As long as you meet the minimum legal requirements wherever you live, and take some simple precautions that will help you. However latest research says that ‘Millions of motorists are driving blind'. Five million motorists have eyesight so poor that they are a danger on the roads, UK … Continue reading Can I Drive with Keratoconus?