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
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
Intacs Intacs is the trademark name for micro-thin implantable intracorneal ring inserts - a procedure used to improve mild myopia, also studied to determine its usefulness in reducing hyperopia, astigmatism and helping improve vision for those with keratoconus. They are an alternative to laser surgery, and are tiny, crescent-shaped prescription devices made of plastic polymer … Continue reading What are Intacs for keratoconus?
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
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
Hello I am Simba from South Africa, I am 21 and this is my keratoconus story. That's me with the eye patch in the photo (left) I started wearing hard contact lenses when I was in Grade 9 (15 years old) and the reason my optometrist gave was that my cornea was ‘rigid’. I … Continue reading Keratoconus my story – by Simba, 21
It’s just how a mum feels..... I don't unfortunately have Keratoconus, I guess you wonder why I am saying that, the reason is simple....perhaps if I had it my beautiful gorgeous son wouldn’t or at least I would then know how he feels. I know the link isn’t proven to be hereditary but it makes you … Continue reading keratoconus – a mum’s view
The day of the cataract op was bright and sunny. I did wonder how much I would be able to see afterwards. I mean, I was so used to poor vision in my grafted eye unless I had a hybrid lens in, I knew I had nothing to lose. This was the end of a … Continue reading Keratoconus my story- by Rae- the end of the KC journey