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Please join us for an informational webinar with Dr. Jason Marsack, PhD and Dr. Barry Eiden, OD, as they discuss:

“Keratoconus: Early Detection & Defining Progression” on Jan 14, 2020 5:00 PM PST
Click the Webinar tab to find out more about the panelists.

Enjoy this recording of the webinar “Keratoconus: Roadmap to Treatment” with our speakers Dr. Jason Marsack, Dr. Maria Walker, and Dr. Matt Kauffman from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. In this webinar, they discuss what the newly diagnosed KC patient can expect and they shed some light on some patient questions.

Keratoconus, often abbreviated to “KC”, is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment.

Meet Our 2019 Top Docs!

In March, we asked readers to tell us about their eye doctor in celebration of National Doctors’ Day.  As in the past, NKCF selects one optometrist and one ophthalmologist to represent the entire group as the “Best of the Best”.  Dr. Christine Sindt, OD from University of Iowa (left) and Dr. Erin Stahl, MD from Children Mercy Hospital in Kansas City (right) have made treating individuals with KC an important part of their professional lives.  Read more about these Top Docs here.  

Who is Not a CXL Candidate?

Since crosslinking (CXL) was approved by the FDA in 2016, many individuals with KC have been encouraged to consider this treatment.  While doctors are quick to point out that CXL is not a cure, in the majority of instances, disease progression halts and the resulting vision is no worse than it is on the day of surgery.  For those who fear a lifetime of ongoing vision impairment, CXL is a welcome relief. Dr. Annie Nguyen MD , cornea specialist and Assistant Professor at the USC/Roski Eye Institute, has seen the value of CXL to her patients.

However, she notes, not everyone benefits from CXL.

 Click the link to read more: Who is Not a CXL Candidate

Quick Resources

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NKCF is the world’s premier organization offering information about keratoconus.  Click here to learn more about resources available to you – either in print or on-line – including Living with Keratoconus, What is KC?, Corneal Transplant Surgery, and our regular e-newsletter.

You are not alone. The NKCF is here to provide support and information about KC, including a registry of eyecare professionals in the U.S. who have a special interest and expertise in the management of keratoconus. Click here to find a KC expert near you.

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Your story may inspire or reassure someone new to the KC community. Whether you were diagnosed last week or thirty years ago, you have insights about life with KC that are meaningful to others. Join our private message board, KC-Link to ask and answer questions.

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Keratoconus: A Roadmap to Treatment [October 8, 2019 Webinar]

Please enjoy this recording of our webinar: “Keratoconus: A Roadmap to Treatment”

This webinar was led by our moderator, Dr. Jason Marsack, who discussed with Dr. Maria Walker and Dr. Matt Kauffman from the University of Houston, College of Optometry, where they shared their insight to what the newly diagnosed KC patient can expect.

This webinar was live on October 8, 2019. More webinars to follow.

Life With KC

Upcoming Webinar: “Keratoconus: Early Detection & Defining Progression”

Please join us for an informational webinar with Dr. Jason Marsack, PhD and Dr. Barry Eiden, […]

Who is Not a CXL Candidate?

Since crosslinking (CXL) was approved by the FDA in 2016, many individuals with KC have been […]

Keratoconus & Pregnancy: a case for pro-active CXL

More than 25 years ago, doctors published a study of pregnant women who had successfully worn […]

About Us

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine.

The NKCF is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus.

What is Keratoconus?

Upcoming Webinar: “Keratoconus: Early Detection & Defining Progression”

Please join us for an informational webinar with Dr. Jason Marsack, PhD and Dr. Barry Eiden, […]

Who is Not a CXL Candidate?

Since crosslinking (CXL) was approved by the FDA in 2016, many individuals with KC have been […]

Keratoconus & Pregnancy: a case for pro-active CXL

More than 25 years ago, doctors published a study of pregnant women who had successfully worn […]

Cellular Therapy and Keratoconus

Cellular therapy and stem cells have been widely recognized in transforming the scope of medical research, […]

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