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.

2019 National Doctors' Day

 

 

National Doctors’ Day is on March 30th! Please join us in celebrating this special day by helping us identify our NKCF Top Docs! 

You are invited to our 2019 Houston Family Symposium!

The National Keratoconus Foundation and the University of Houston College of Optometry invite patients, families and friends interested in learning more about living with keratoconus to a day-long event on March 23rd. Guest speakers will address topics including contact lenses, specialty and scleral lenses, cross-linking and other surgical options.

To purchase your tickets, please CLICK HERE

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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

Cellular Therapy and Keratoconus

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

Financial Options for Keratoconus

Keratoconus (KC) is a condition that can cause serious financial setbacks. The cost of the numerous […]

Is Keratoconus Genetic?

While the exact cause of keratoconus (KC) remains unknown, many studies have shown that genetics play […]

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?

Cellular Therapy and Keratoconus

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

Financial Options for Keratoconus

Keratoconus (KC) is a condition that can cause serious financial setbacks. The cost of the numerous […]

Is Keratoconus Genetic?

While the exact cause of keratoconus (KC) remains unknown, many studies have shown that genetics play […]

The Case for Early Cross-linking

Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is only treatment that is FDA-approved to stop the progression of KC. During […]

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