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
After a normal visit to my optician I was told that I would need to go to the Eye Hospital to be referred for further investigations and this is where I was first diagnosed with keratoconus at the age off 22. I was told I would need to wear soft contacts in both my eyes … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Kirsty, UK
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
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
KERATOCONUS should not stop you living your life and doing whatever you want to do! Here is a list of 50 things that our amazing KeratoconusGB members from all over the world have achieved whilst having keratoconus, wearing lenses, pre and post corneal graft: 1. Horse riding safari in South Africa 2. Canyoning in Scotland … Continue reading KERATOCONUS – LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULL
Hi, my Name is Christian. and I'm new here. I am male, 29 years old and I live in Malaysia. Here is my keratoconus story: As far as I can remember, I started wearing glasses at the age of 14. back then it was only L:0.5D, R:0.25D.(astigmatism) with no far or nearsighted, we all thought that it … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Christian, Malaysia
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?
Hitting a bum note My experience with keratoconus started on a sour note. I was playing my trumpet during music class, and saw the note in a different place than everyone else. Our notoriously temperamental music teacher let me know about it by flinging his baton at me, narrowly missing, and … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Scott Honeyman, Canada