Experts Weigh In on Keratoconus Treatments During the NKCF’s World KC Day Congressional Briefing

Every year on November 10th, we come together as a community to celebrate World Keratoconus Day. In November of 2021, the NKCF held a congressional briefing where experts in the field addressed how they speak with newly diagnosed keratoconus patients about research and treatment options. Keep reading to learn how these experts treat their keratoconus patients, or for the opportunity to watch the full congressional briefing.

The Role of the OD in a Keratoconus Diagnosis

For those living with keratoconus, both an ophthalmologist and optometrist are integral to your overall care and each plays a distinct role. In this blog, we’re breaking down what an optometrist is and how they differ from an ophthalmologist, the role they play in a keratoconus diagnosis, and more!

Cross-Linking FAQ: Is Cross-Linking Covered by Insurance?

If you are planning to get corneal cross-linking, you’re in luck. Insurance coverage for cross-linking is now widely available! iLink, which is the only cross-linking procedure that is FDA-approved, is eligible for insurance coverage in the US.

Having A Career With Keratoconus

Being diagnosed with keratoconus can lead to many questions about your personal and professional life. No matter where you work, the type of career you have, or the aspirations you might have for the future, you can manage your keratoconus and still reach your goals!

Unapproved Cross-Linking Failure Leads to Vision Loss

There is only one FDA-approved procedure proven to be safe and effective in slowing or halting keratoconus progression to help preserve a person’s vision: iLink. Any other corneal cross-linking procedures are unapproved, which means that NOT ALL corneal cross-linking treatments are the same.

Introducing the iLink Copay Savings Program

If your doctor has recommended iLink FDA-approved corneal cross-linking— the first and only FDA-approved therapeutic treatment that stiffens the cornea to slow or halt the progression of keratoconus, then you may now be eligible to receive up to $200 towards your non-reimbursable copay expenses through our new patient support program.

Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Keratoconus…Now What?

As a parent, you always want what’s best for your child and you want them to be healthy. While any medical news or diagnosis may come as a shock, oftentimes there are options available to treat or manage the condition. This is true for keratoconus. In this case, there are treatment options available that can help to preserve vision.