NKCF to Host First Keratoconus Family Symposium at Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

For families affected by keratoconus, the path from diagnosis to treatment can be a difficult process as everyone works to understand and preserve the eye health and long term vision of their loved ones. To help ensure no family feels alone in their keratoconus journey, the National Keratoconus Foundation will host its first Keratoconus Family Symposium on February 10th, giving attendees a chance to connect and access valuable resources for dealing with the condition.

Held at the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute in Irvine, California, the day will include presentations and discussions with specialists, along with sessions led by patients and family members.

Topics covered will include life with keratoconus, work and school accommodations, and contact lens workshops.

Morning sessions:

  • Keratoconus Overview
  • Living with a Chronic Illness with guest psychiatrist
  • Contact Lenses
  • Scleral Lens
  • Crosslinking
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Dry Eye

Afternoon workshops:

  • Patient empowerment
  • Crosslinking Suite tour: is CXL right for you?
  • Eye Bank tour & transplant questions
  • Young adults & Keratoconus
  • Parenting a child with Keratoconus
  • Paying for your care + financial planning
  • Contact lens workshop

Where: UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
When: 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM PST, February 10, 2018

To learn more, visit the NKCF Website here: 2018 Keratoconus Family Symposium

To register for this event, use the following link: NKCF Keratoconus Family Symposium

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