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.
It's Time to Celebrate Your Doctor!
Send a special THANK YOU to your favorite eye doctor before March 30. Share the story of how your optometrist or ophthalmologist makes a difference in your life. NKCF will send your doctor a special message on your behalf on Honor Your Doctor Day. Visit our Top Docs page for a list of past nominees and to submit your nomination.
Don't Miss Our Upcoming Webinar!
“Cataract Surgery in Eyes with Keratoconus”
March 16, 2021 / 5:00 PM PST
Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss. By age 75, half of all Americans will be affected. Do individuals with keratoconus face special risks? Dr. Sumitra Khandelwal, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine / Cullen Eye Institute is an expert in both cataract surgery and management of keratoconus. Learn more about cataract surgery, the most common surgical procedure performed, and the special concerns for keratoconus patients during this live seminar.
This webinar is moderated by Dr. Jason Marsack, PhD, of the Univ. of Houston College of Optometry research faculty.
To register for the webinar, click HERE.
Space is limited. A recording of the webinar will be posted to our website in the week following the live session.
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.