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Blog posts tagged with Keratoconus

Keratoconus: could 3D bio-printing offer a cure?

01 Jun 2018 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: could 3D bio-printing offer a cure?

This is not science fiction. In breaking news, scientists working in Newcastle University have discovered a way to build a cornea using 3D bioprinting.

Why are my keratoconus contact lenses not working?

23 May 2018 - Eye Practice
Why are my keratoconus contact lenses not working?

Keratoconus is a disorder of the cornea, the clear front window of the eye. Instead of being nice and smooth, the cornea becomes irregular. This leads to blurry vision.

Keratoconus: 5 things you thought you couldn’t do

02 Mar 2018 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: 5 things you thought you couldn’t do

A diagnosis of keratoconus can be devastating, especially for a teenager or young adult with their whole life ahead of them.

Pregnancy and keratoconus: what you need to know

23 Feb 2018 - Eye Practice
Pregnancy and keratoconus: what you need to know

Studies have shown that pregnancy hormones can trigger progression of your keratoconus eye disease. But what does this really mean and what can you do to protect your eyesight?

How To Cure Keratoconus the High Tech Way

13 Feb 2018 - Eye Practice
How To Cure Keratoconus the High Tech Way

There is still no ‘cure’ for keratoconus in the strict sense of the word. But latest high tech treatments for this disease are becoming more successful every year.

7 Concerning questions about Keratoconus

13 Feb 2018 - Eye Practice
7 Concerning questions about Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition, typically diagnosed during puberty. It causes a normally dome-shaped cornea (the front of your eye) to become cone-shaped and bulge.

Keratoconus: How 35 years of experience can help you

08 Dec 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: How 35 years of experience can help you

When I first developed an interest in keratoconus treatment, I had no idea the journey I was starting out on.  

Treating Astigmatism with Laser Eye Surgery

27 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Treating Astigmatism with Laser Eye Surgery

Astigmatism is a very common condition, with around half of the population being afflicted with it to some degree. When you have astigmatism, you will have blurry eyesight. Fine details in an object may not be viewed very clearly.  Lines running from top to bottom may also appear slanted.

Keratoconus: top tips for enjoying your favourite sport

20 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: top tips for enjoying your favourite sport

If you think a diagnosis of keratoconus is a life-sentence of no more sport, think again. With the right strategies, this eye disease can be successful managed to allow you to live a full life. Here’s how.

Can keratoconus be treated by laser surgery?

13 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Can keratoconus be treated by laser surgery?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk into the doctor’s surgery with keratoconus and walk out cured? 

KERATOCONUS: There are many different Contact Lens options available!

03 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
KERATOCONUS: There are many different Contact Lens options available!

Keratoconus in the last 40 years has been principally managed with rigid gas permeable contact lenses, also called RGPs.  The category of rigid contact lenses is vague, as within this, there are half a dozen possibilities that can work very well.

Why does keratoconus treatment cost so much?

22 Sep 2017 - Eye Practice
Why does keratoconus treatment cost so much?

A diagnosis of keratoconus can be a major shock to the system, but so can the discussion around the cost of treatment.

Keratoconus: 3 tips for coping with long haul flights…

28 Jul 2017 - Jim Kokkinakis
Keratoconus: 3 tips for coping with long haul flights…

Planning an overseas trip? One of the biggest problems with keratoconus on a long flight is the dehydration and irritation caused by the forced air, heat and digital screen use.

Your keratoconus journey: what to expect

23 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Your keratoconus journey: what to expect

The keratoconus journey, from first diagnosis to stable management, can take several years – sometimes decades.

Keratoconus: 5 reassuring things to know

16 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: 5 reassuring things to know

A diagnosis of keratoconus can knock the bottom of out you. But it’s not all bad news.

Keratoconus update: sheep test new eye drop for cornea repair

25 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus update: sheep test new eye drop for cornea repair

Could keratoconus be successfully treated with a simple eye drop? This is the question a team of New Zealand researchers is now investigating, with a little help from their woolly friends.

Keratoconus and the 5 things your teenager should know

04 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus and the 5 things your teenager should know

Panic is not an unusual reaction to a new diagnosis of keratoconus. Fear of corneal transplant or even blindness is on everyone's mind. But the good news is that this disease can be very successfully managed.

Are hard contact lenses better than a graft for keratoconus patients?

24 Feb 2017 - Eye Practice
Are hard contact lenses better than a graft for keratoconus patients?

Results of the largest study to date on keratoconus were published in Cornea medical journal this month. Information was collected for over 20,000 patients with keratoconus in the USA and the results were very revealing.

Keratoconus: What is the Best Cure?

18 Nov 2016 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: What is the Best Cure?

When a patient is diagnosed with keratoconus, their immediate reaction is fear, thinking that they will go blind. This vision impairment may be very intimidating, especially when the doctor explains that it is progressive. 

7 ways to treat keratoconus in Australia

23 Oct 2016 - Eye Practice
7 ways to treat keratoconus in Australia

Australia is the lucky country for many reasons.  When it comes to keratoconus, however, misinformation abounds.  Many of the patients we see for the first time are wearing incorrect glasses, or have poorly-fitted contact lenses.


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