Who We Are
The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC-Irvine. We are dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of keratoconus (KC), and aim to provide resources to individuals with KC. We unfortunately do not provide financial assistance. Please browse our website to find out more about KC.
World KC Day is November 10th
On November 10th we celebrate World KC Day, a national awareness day sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation. This day is dedicated to raise awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as to support and advocate for those living with KC. Learn how you can Spread the Word through our Toolkit and Photo Contest.
Watch Our Latest Webinar!
“Keratoconus in Children”
January 10, 2023 / 5pm PSt
with Dr. Kathryn Hatch MD
Dr. Kathryn Hatch, MD, will present an overview of pediatric keratoconus. She will discuss treatment considerations for children and teenagers diagnosed with keratoconus.
Dr. Hatch completed her ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital / New York University and holds the position of Director of Refractive Surgery and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hatch has been engaged in studies involving crosslinking (CXL) for treatment of keratoconus since her cornea fellowship at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI). She has extensive experience performing CXL on pediatric and special needs patients.
This webinar is moderated by Dr. Gloria Chiu, OD, of the USC Roski Eye Institute.
To register, click HERE.
COVID-19 and Corrective Lens Wear
Since the recent declaration of the pandemic of COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, many false rumors and inaccurate suggestions have arisen regarding corrective lens wear. Click to read statements by contact lens experts about corrective lens recommendations as they relate to COVID-19. Watch a recording of our webinar “What You Should Know: KC & COVID-19” hosted by NKCF with guest speakers Dr. Stephanie Woo, OD and Dr. Joseph Ciolino, MD.
Life With KC
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.