On November 10th we honor World KC Day, a national awareness day sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation. This day is dedicated to help raise awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as educate and advocate for those living with KC.
We aim to do this by:
- Encouraging people around the world to share their KC stories
- Educating patients, friends and family about keratoconus
- Collaborating with fellow KC organizations
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus, often abbreviated to “KC”, is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment.
Who is the National Keratoconus Foundation?
The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an educational program of The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
NKCF is dedicated to the dissemination of information about keratoconus to patients, their families, and eye care professionals. We do this through:
- The publication and circulation of literature and seminars.
- Through the organization of keratoconus patients and eye care professionals on a local level for the purpose of mutual dialog and support.
- Raising funds to support scientific research into the causes, treatment and possible cure of keratoconus.
Visit our website at www.nkcf.org for more information.