Who We Are

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC Irvine School of Medicine.  We are dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of keratoconus (KC), and aim to provide information to individuals with KC. We cannot provide financial assistance to patients. Please browse our website to find out more about KC.

Watch our latest webinar: Ask Us Anything - Audience Questions

This webinar is led by cornea surgeon Dr. Uri Soiberman MD of Johns Hopkins University / Wilmer Eye Institute and Dr. Evan Kaufman OD, director of optometric services at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. NKCF collected questions from Update readers and used those questions as the focus of a lively discussion. Here is your opportunity to learn from our keratoconus experts.

 WATCH HERE.

Meet NKCF's New Ambassador: Joey Gase

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF), has named NASCAR driver Joey Gase as Ambassador.

Read about Joey’s keratoconus journey here.

Listen to Clearly KC - the podcast all about keratoconus with Dr. Melissa Barnett
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Higher than Expected – Rate of Pediatric Keratoconus in U.S.

Originally published in NKCF Update (June 2024). A groundbreaking study on the state of pediatric keratoconus […]

Reliability of Subjective Refraction

Originally published in NKCF Update (June 2024). Anyone who undergoes a comprehensive eye exam has likely […]

June 2024 Update Newsletter

Click here for June 2024 Newsletter:  june 2024.update

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Support Opportunities

National Keratoconus Foundation is always looking for industry partners to help us continue to educate, support and advocate for the keratoconus community. If you are interested in supporting us, please email us at info@nkcf.org

About Us

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine.

The NKCF is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus.

What is Keratoconus?

Higher than Expected – Rate of Pediatric Keratoconus in U.S.

Originally published in NKCF Update (June 2024). A groundbreaking study on the state of pediatric keratoconus […]

Reliability of Subjective Refraction

Originally published in NKCF Update (June 2024). Anyone who undergoes a comprehensive eye exam has likely […]

June 2024 Update Newsletter

Click here for June 2024 Newsletter:  june 2024.update

LensBase: An Innovation for Contact Lens Wearers

Since the Clearly KC podcast began a year ago, several inspiring guests have shared stories about how […]

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