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How to meet the challenges of Spring

Spring can be tough for people with keratoconus who also suffer from allergies. These three simple initiatives can help you through the pollen season 1. Treat itchy eyes, don’t rub them! As the cold gives way to warmer weather and we spend more time outdoors, pollens start to emerge too. People with keratoconus tend to

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Annual General Meeting 2022 via Zoom

Keratoconus Australia Inc will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2022 at 6pm (AEDT) via zoom. The Annual Report 2022 on the Association’s activities and its financial accounts will be presented at the meeting. The Annual Report will be soon available for download in pdf format from the website or from the Association. Elections

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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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KeraClub 22: Stem cell therapies, nanotechnology and beyond: the future of keratoconus treatments

KeraClub22 Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 5.30pm -7pm AESTOnline via Zoom Stem cell therapies, nanotechnology and beyond: the future of keratoconus Are stem cell therapies using bioengineered tissue developed with state-of-the-art nanotechnology the future of keratoconus treatments? Innovative research underway as part of Sydney University’s Nano Grand Challenge project is providing hope that nano- bioengineered

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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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