Keratoconus Group

UK Keratoconus Self-Help and Support Association

Our ongoing campaign to raise funds on behalf of The UK Keratoconus Self-Help and Support Association. Keratoconus (KC) is a condition of the eye meaning conical conea. It is a rare condition. Numbers affected vary between 1 in 3,000 and 1 in 10,000 depending on where they live.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1057629)

Campaign target

£5,000

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    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The Charity’s work is concentrated in the following areas: – A discussion forum where those affected can share their problems and solutions – Arranging conferences and speakers – Liaising with hospitals to improve patient experience – Supporting research projects – Representing the interests of our members at a national and local level – Providing a friendly voice on the end of the telephone

Solution

Times have changed and information is becoming more freely available. With the development of crosslinking the future is brighter but the questions have increased. At what stage or age should crosslinking take place. Is it available throughout the country? Which type of contact lens should I use? At what point should I undergo a corneal transplant and how long is it likely to last? Will I be able to continue working or studying?