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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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Keraclub 2020 Video now available

KeraClub 2020 Dr Himal Kandel and Professor Stephanie Watson Save Sight Institute, The University of Sydney COVID-19 outbreak has impacted almost every aspect of our lives and KeraClub was no exception. This year, the 5th annual community event for people with keratoconus ‘KeraClub 2020’ was organised solely as a webinar. The Save Sight Institute and

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Keraclub 2020 – July 28 Zoom meeting

KeraClub 2020: 5th Annual Keratoconus Event as a Webinar The 5th annual community event for patients with keratoconus, their family and friends, is being held as a webinar this year on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 5 pm to 6 pm AEST.  The KeraClub will bring together keratoconus patients with  eye care experts. The goal is

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Project to create special glasses for keratoconus

An interesting project to develop spectacles that correct asymmetric astigmatism which characterizes keratoconus. If successful, this would further assist people who have trouble wearing contact lenses for long periods and may help them avoid surgery. Read more

Keraclub 2019 audio podcasts now available

Audio podcasts of presentations given by speakers at Keraclub 2019 are now available. Highlights of the evening were an update on the latest keratoconus research from the Save Sight Keratoconus Registry, a talk on how to manage contact lenses for keratoconus in extreme conditions, patient stories and a panel discussion. The audio podcasts can be

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Annual General Meeting 2019

Keratoconus Australia Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6 pm at Suite 1302, Level 13, 9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141. The Annual Report 2019 and minutes from the meeting can be found here.

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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