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.

Introducing Indy car racer, Gabby Chaves as NKCF’s Ambassador for 2018!

NKCF had a chat with Gabby at the Long Beach Grand Prix 2018. Watch it now and get to know all about Gabby.

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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Be a part of the KC community

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.

News

What’s New?

Catch up on all the latest going on with KC research, breakthroughs, NKCF newsletters, and more.

Dry Eye Survey

Dr. Ellen Shorter, OD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director PROSE Clinic is currently conducting a survey about Dry Eye.

Have you ever been diagnosed with dry eye? Help this research project gain more insight. The participation in this study is anonymous and voluntary.

Life With KC

Keratoconus & the Military

Steven Van Horn travels across the country to work with professional athletes and corporate leaders. He […]

Blepharitis/MGD – A risk for those with KC…

Have you ever been told you have blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis)? Blepharitis or Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is […]

August 2018 Update

During Race Week at the Indianapolis 500, we introduced the new NKCF Ambassador, Gabby Chaves. Gabby (Gabriel) Chaves is a 24 year old with Keratoconus who likes to drive fast. Real fast. 200 mph fast.

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?

Keratoconus & the Military

Steven Van Horn travels across the country to work with professional athletes and corporate leaders. He […]

Blepharitis/MGD – A risk for those with KC…

Have you ever been told you have blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis)? Blepharitis or Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is […]

August 2018 Update

During Race Week at the Indianapolis 500, we introduced the new NKCF Ambassador, Gabby Chaves. Gabby (Gabriel) Chaves is a 24 year old with Keratoconus who likes to drive fast. Real fast. 200 mph fast.

The Risk of Poor Contact Lens Care

Since most people with KC wear contact lenses on a daily basis, it's important to know […]

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