Who We Are

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC-Irvine. We are dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of keratoconus (KC), and aim to provide resources to individuals with KC. We unfortunately do not provide financial assistance. Please browse our website to find out more about KC.



Upcoming Webinar!

“So You Think You Need CXL”

April 21, 2020 @ 5pm PST

Dr. Jason Marsack, PhD (moderator), Dr. Clark Chang, OD (speaker) and Dr. Beeran Meghpara, MD (speaker) will join the National Keratoconus Foundation to discuss the topic of corneal cross-linking.

Space is limited.

Click Here To Register


Thank you to everyone who participated in honoring their eye care provider. The time for submissions has come to an end. Please keep an eye out for an official post honoring every doctor submitted.


COVID-19 and Corrective Lens Wear

Since the recent declaration of the pandemic of COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, many false rumors and inaccurate suggestions have arisen regarding corrective lens wear. Click to read statements by contact lens experts about corrective lens recommendations as they relate to COVID-19.

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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.

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.

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Life With KC

COVID-19 and Corrective Lens Wear

Since the recent declaration of the pandemic of COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, many false […]

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?

COVID-19 and Corrective Lens Wear

Since the recent declaration of the pandemic of COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, many false […]

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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