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Annual General Meeting 2019

Keratoconus Australia Inc will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6 pm at Suite 1302, Level 13, 9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 Reports on the Association’s activities and its financial accounts will be presented at the meeting. These will soon be available

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Why become an eye donor?

Crosslinking is having a big impact on reducing the number of corneal transplants required for keratoconus. But not all patients can benefit and a small number of people still require a corneal transplant to restore their vision. As part of National DonateLife week, the head of the Victorian Lions Eye Donation Service, Dr Graeme Pollack,

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Study: Epi-off CXL more effective for halting pediatric kc

An Italian study, recently published in Cornea, compared the effectiveness of epi-on versus epi off crosslinking in pediatric patients. The authors found that standard epi-off CXL halted keratoconus progression in 75% of eyes during the 3 years after treatment. By contrast, I-ON CXL seemed to slow down keratoconus progression in 50% of eyes, mainly in

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July 2019 iNews

Subsidies & Assistance The rising cost of treatments – and especially contact lenses – is preventing many patients from receiving the specialist care and vision correction they require. Keratoconus Australia has compiled a list of Federal and State based schemes and clinics which provide subsidies to people with low incomes, students, health and pensioner cards

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Using the DUCK score to decide whether to crosslink

Question  Can adhering to the Dutch Crosslinking for Keratoconus (DUCK) score improve clinical decision making in patients with progressive keratoconus? Findings  This cohort study of 504 eyes and 388 patients found that adhering to the DUCK score was associated with a reduction in the overall crosslinking treatment rate without increasing the risk of disease progression.

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Keratoconus: A family affair

Clinicians should screen close relatives of their patients with the condition. New data adds more weight to the theory that keratoconus is driven, in part, by genetics. Read more

Speakers sought for Sydney KeraClub October 24, 2019

ARE YOU LIVING WITH KERATOCONUS? The Fourth Annual KeraClub event will be held in conjunction with Save Sight Institute in Sydney at 5.30 pm on October 24, 2019 – Save the Date KeraClub links patients, researchers and clinicians on the topic of keratoconus. KeraClub 2019 will be held at the Claffy Theatre at the Save

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Keratoconus: a French view

Listen to two French keratoconus experts discuss the latest treatments for this corneal disease and the evidence to support their use in this podcast from the The European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).