Taking the Plunge: Shradha’s Journey to the Depths of the Ocean with Keratoconus
By: Shradha I was diagnosed with keratoconus at a time in my life when I was enthusiastic about changing the world. What I ended up changing, however, were seven prescriptions and five doctors over the course of two years, before a specialist finally diagnosed my condition. These were not the only changes I was dealing […]
Whether you’ve worn glasses or contacts for years or not, realizing your vision is declining can be a scary experience. For patients suspected to have keratoconus, doctors may order multiple tests with corneal topography.
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.
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with keratoconus, you may be feeling all sorts of emotions – confusion, worry, fear, anxiety, or maybe all of the above. At Living with KC, we want to offer some advice and provide strategies to help you manage your emotions.
Playing Sports or Working Out With Keratoconus? Here’s What to Do!
Managing your keratoconus should always be a top priority, and that’s especially true when you are an active individual. Read our blog to learn how to protect your eyes so you can reach peak athletic performance and hear from athletes on their fellow personal stories living and competing with keratoconus.
Tips for Coping with Headaches and Light Sensitivity
Headaches and light sensitivity are two common conditions that you most likely have heard of before or experienced firsthand. Although there are some easy fixes for these uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient conditions, it can be stressful if they continue to occur without a known or obvious explanation.
Do you feel like you’re affected by allergies year-round? You’re not alone! Hay fever affects about 6.1 million children and 20 million adults. While many people associate allergy season with the fall or spring, few know there are different allergens that can make your symptoms flare-up year-round.
Dr. Stephanie Woo on What to Know About Scleral Lenses
If you’re living with keratoconus, you may be relieved to learn that there are several treatments available. Options include contact lenses, Intacs, iLink® FDA-approved cross-linking for progressive keratoconus, or in some advanced cases, a corneal transplant.