Allergy Survey — What Have We Learned?

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Allergy Survey — What Have We Learned?

We asked NKCF Update readers to participate in a short survey about KC and allergies. Thank you to the 195 people took part. Here are some of the results:

Main Allergies

Individuals who were diagnosed with KC later (over the age of 35) reported more allergies and allergic symptoms than those who were diagnosed before the age of 20.

Eye Rubbing

  • Men are more likely to report rubbing their eyes several times daily.

  • Women are more likely to report they sometimes or hardly ever rub their eyes. Individuals who were diagnosed over the age of 35 were the least likely to rub their eyes.


Allergic conjunctivitis is not the most common complaint in this survey.