Corneal Graft – a Positive Experience And A Good Outcome For Tim

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

On the Slopes with Ash Winter

By Ash Winter I was diagnosed with Keratoconus in 2010. It’s a horrible eye disease and I do see it as a disability but I try not to let it stop me living my life to the full. I also feel like my life has changed since then, maybe it’s my Army background but something … Continue reading On the Slopes with Ash Winter

Three Different Protocols for CXL

Via National Keratoconus Foundation Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) has been shown to be an efficient treatment option to slow or halt the progression of keratoconus. As the US keratoconus community waits patiently (?) for FDA approval of basic corneal crosslinking, researchers in other countries are exploring advanced variations to improve this procedure. In biological and … Continue reading Three Different Protocols for CXL

Bowman’s layer transplantation shows promise for keratoconus

Bowman’s layer transplantation reduced or stabilized corneal ectasia in eyes with keratoconus that were not eligible for corneal collagen cross-linking or intracorneal ring segments, according to a study presented here. “Historically, the treatment of keratoconus was limited to fitting contact lenses for as long as possible . . . and the patient was normally referred … Continue reading Bowman’s layer transplantation shows promise for keratoconus

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

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- finding the right contact lens fitter in the USA

New to Keratoconus? Finding the right contact lens fitter... Living in the USA with keratoconus?  If you are newly diagnosed, or have been diagnosed for a while, one of the most important tasks is to find the right contact lens fitter for you. Keratoconus is quite  rare  (1 in 500 have it) , not every … Continue reading keratoconus- finding the right contact lens fitter in the USA