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KeraClub22 video now available

Now in its 7th year, KeraClub 22 examines new research into using nanotechnology and stem cells to repair keratoconic corneas, the latest findings on corneal collagen crosslinking, how to best manage specialised contact lenses for keratoconus, quality of life issues for keratoconus patients and patient perspectives on living with keratoconus. This a rare opportunity to

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Cleaning contact lenses correctly can remove COVID-19 virus

There are many reasons for cleaning contact lenses correctly. As Professor Stephanie Watson explains here, using the recommended rub-and-rinse method can also remove coronavirus from the lens surface. Wash your hands well first Written by Prof. Stephanie Watson BSc, MBBS, FRANZCO, PhD Published in Eye Care Journal Scan / Research · June 09, 2022 Transmission of the coronavirus remains a

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Congratulations to Professor Stephanie Watson on Order Of Australia award

Keratoconus Australia would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Stephanie Watson on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2022 The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to ophthalmology. Professor Watson has been a long time partner of Keratoconus Australia and established the Save Sight Keratoconus Registry

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Moorfields develops a keratoconus predictor

Leading UK eye health hospital Moorfields has developed a calculator to predict the likely risk of progression of keratoconus in patients. The main risk factor identified in research done to develop the calculator was patient age. Keratoconus diagnosed in teens tends to progress more rapidly than disease identified later on. Keratoconus often stabilizes in patients

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The link between keratoconus and depression

Originally published in NKCF Update (December 2021). In the past year, two international studies concluded that individuals with keratoconus suffer from depression and anxiety at a rate higher than the general public. Doctors at the King Faisal University offered an on-line survey to individuals with keratoconus.  Participants were asked to complete a short health questionnaire

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Towards better outcomes from crosslinking

In this video directed to ophthalmologists, Dr Preeya Gupta, MD, walks through her four pearls for successful corneal collagen cross-linking, including handling patient expectations, managing the epithelial cells and preventing infectious keratitis. https://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/view/four-pearls-for-corneal-collagen-crosslinking

Keratoconus Australia i-News

EVENT: NOVEMBER 10 Today is World Keratoconus Day, which is celebrated on November 10 every year. It is a day for patients, family members and eye-carers to raise awareness of this eye condition that affects millions of people around the world, often causing serious vision loss.  Tell your stories about living with keratoconus and support

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Swiss general ophthalmologists fail keratoconus knowledge test

A Swiss study of general ophthalmologist’s knowledge of keratoconus showed that none had “minimal keratoconus knowledge” (MKK) with respect to definition, risk factors, symptoms and possible treatment options of keratoconus. Hardly reassuring. Read more