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

Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle

PRESS RELEASE Monday, March 9, 2015 Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle  An award-winning contact lens expert from Northampton has stepped in to help a patient witness the birth of his baby daughter, despite fears he would never be able to see again. Kevin Marshall, aged 30 from … Continue reading Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle