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.
Clinicians should consider the keratoconus patient’s priorities, whether it be comfort or ease of handling, when choosing a contact lens after corneal cross-linking Watch the video
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
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
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).
It may feel good temporarily, but it can cause lasting damage. Read more
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018 Keratoconus Australia Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Reports on the Association’s activities and its financial accounts were presented at the meeting. They are available for download in pdf format above or from the Association.
It’s late, you’re tired, and the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and take out your contact lenses. If so, you’re not alone: Around one-third of people who wear contact lenses have reported that they sleep or nap in them. But people who do this have six to eight times
Save the Date The next meeting of the KeraClub will be held on Thursday, 8 November, 2018 from 5.30pm at the Save Sight Institute, 8 Macquarie Street, Sydney. More information about the event will be posted closer to the date. Anyone wishing to present a short talk about their experience with keratoconus can email KeraClub coordinator, Michelle Urquhart,. KeraClub
ABC Four Corners produced this program Mind the Gap on why you are paying such high out-of-pocket expenses for surgery. A great guide to dealing with surgeons before surgery. Watch the program