Keratoconus (KC) is a degenerative eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve, greatly affecting vision. KC occurs in about one out of every 2,000 people in the general population and is usually first diagnosed in young people in puberty through their late teens.
The National Keratoconus Foundation is a leading source of information about KC, providing:
- Information about KC, including ways to cope with it
- Constantly updated research and clinical trial information
- Online support groups a list-serve, KC Link
- Subscribe to the NKCF monthly e-updates and keep up to date with the latest treatments, research and breakthroughs in Keratoconus.
- Monthly email updates archive
- A toll-free help line 800-521-2524
For more information about the National Keratoconus Foundation and the services they offer, visit www.NKCF.org.