World Sight Day World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. WSD is co-ordinated by IAPB under the VISION 2020 Global Initiative. The theme, and certain core materials are generated by IAPB. All events are organised independently … Continue reading TODAY IS WORLD SIGHT DAY 2013 #KERATOCONUS
Hey kc'ers, thanks for reading this post. This is the latest installment in my keratoconus journey. To recap my graft was in late 2007, I had a rejection episode that was sorted out and I was fitted for a hybrid lens in the grafted eye in 2011. So far so good, but the uncorrected vision … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story- post graft op for cataract by Rae
hello, I am George Hyde from the UK. I was diagnosed with KC aged 12 (I'm now 21), so I have first hand experience of what it is like to be a teenage boy with this disease. Everyone's case is different, so my experiences may not necessarily relate to yours - sometimes the KC can affect just … Continue reading Keratoconus my teenage story – by George
Cross-linking is a medical procedure that combines the use of ultra-violet light and riboflavin eye drops. Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is an in-office eye procedure that strengthens the cornea if it's been weakened by keratoconus, other corneal disease, or (rarely) a complication of LASIK surgery. Alternative and brand names for the procedure include corneal cross-linking, corneal … Continue reading What is CXL? Collagen cross linking? A guide
UPDATED JAN 2019 Luckily for us, there is a wide choice of contact lenses available for those with keratoconus. Fitting contact lenses on a keratoconic cornea is challenging and time-consuming. You can expect plenty of return visits to fine-tune the fit and the prescription, especially if the keratoconus continues to progress. It's very unlikely that … Continue reading CONTACT LENSES FOR KERATOCONUS
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?