Keratoconus Community Networks

There are several keratoconus community forums and message boards online that we encourage you to participate in to better understand keratoconus, FDA-approved cross-linking and other treatment options. These are the most common places that patients go to seek out information about their diagnosis and build relationships with members of the keratoconus community.

We encourage you to join these groups and participate in the conversation.

Resource List

Following is a list of resources we have assembled for current or prospective patients and their families. If you have a specific medical question, it is best to consult your physician.

Advocacy

Support Groups

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Keratoconus Journey: Brent

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Brent is not known for slowing down when things get tough. As a personal trainer, he tends to power through. He’s accustomed to encouraging his clients to do the same, but when he began having trouble…

Keratoconus Journey: Baylen

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In 5th grade, Baylen started wearing a contact lens in his left eye to correct for his nearsightedness. While the contact seemed to manage the vision issues he was facing at the time, it wasn’t until…

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Keratoconus

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Cross-Linking

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It is estimated that...

1 Out of Every 2,000

persons in the general population have Keratoconus1

You can find more information from the National Keratoconus Foundation.

1. Kennedy R. H., Bourne W. M., Dyer J. A. A 48-year clinical and epidemiologic study of keratoconus. The American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1986;101(3):267–273. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(86)90817-2.

Corneal cross-linking provides patients a much-needed option to treat this debilitating disease. Patients suffering from progressive keratoconus can now receive a therapeutic treatment that has been rigorously tested and approved."

Mary Prudden, Executive Director for the National Keratoconus Foundation

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