KC Link

KC-Link is an interactive, online forum which offers support and a virtual community for people with keratoconus.

Keratoconus Link was launched by Dr. Mark Mannis, MD, at University of California, Davis in 1995, and five years later was transferred to the National Keratoconus Foundation and renamed KC-Link. This on-line gathering place has remained an important service of NKCF since then.

For more than twenty years, patients with keratoconus and their families and friends, as well as eye care professionals, regularly post questions and observations about life with KC. Participants are encouraged to share their opinions and to start new topic threads. With more than 3,000 active members, it is the most vibrant on-line group devoted to subjects that interest the KC community.

We welcome new members interested in joining and contributing. We ask that participants restrict their messages to subjects that will be of value to the group, and that they adhere to our rules of etiquette. Finally, we remind KC-Link subscribers that no medical advice offered on a message board should take the place of the advice you receive from your own eye doctor or eyecare professional. Opinions expressed by others on this board should not be construed as authoritative, nor endorsed by NKCF or UCI.


KC-Link Terms Of Use

KC-Link is an online forum support group for the keratoconus community, a place where members can ask questions and share their own keratoconus insights and experiences. read more…


Online forums have changed the way we communicate by allowing individuals scattered all over the world to participate in a discussion. Communicating online, however, is quite different than communicating face-to-face or by phone. The sheer number of people participating, combined with the time delay of response can make a discussion difficult to follow. The following are simple suggestions, which if followed by all participants, will help everyone have a productive experience.