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World Keratoconus Day / National Keratoconus Day 2018

November 10 is World Keratoconus Day. Let's join together to recognize World KC Day and spread the word. This is our chance to raise awareness and hope.

November 10 is World Keratoconus Day. Let's join together to recognize World KC Day and spread the word. This is our chance to raise awareness and hope.

Battling keratoconus is difficult. With common diseases there is a lot of research seeking to develop new treatments. But with rare or uncommon diseases like keratoconus, there is often very little research, and so there are fewer options for treatment. In some countries, even just getting a correct diagnosis can be hard.

That's why every year on November 10 we come together to raise awareness among the public, researchers, health professionals and policy makers about the impact keratoconus has on the lives of those affected, and their family and friends.

World Keratoconus Day (National Keratoconus Day) was established in 2016 by the National Keratoconus Foundation, an educational program of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine. Make sure to visit NKCF's World KC Day website to add yourself to World KC Map, share your keratoconus selfies, and learn about their programs and activities.

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus (KC) is a degenerative condition of the eye in which the normally round, dome-shaped cornea becomes progressively thinner. this causes a cone-like bulge to develop in the area where the cornea is thinnest- usually in the center. Keratoconus occurs in about 1 out of every 2,000 people in the general population and it is found in all parts of the world and in all ethnic groups. If left untreated, Keratoconus could lead to significant visual impairment and legal blindness.

Tell Your Keratoconus Story

Share your photos, videos and your experiences! be part of World Keratoconus Day by informing others and raising awareness, sending a message of solidarity and community.

We will share your stories and photos on our blog and social media accounts.

Submit Your Keratoconus Story

Encourage Individual Action

Talk with family, friends, and colleagues, about keratoconus, about why this day matters to you and about KC’s impact on our community, and get involved with or host an event for the awareness day.

Make sure to tell us about your activities and events so we could share them with our community.

Spread the Word

This is the third World Keratoconus Day and we still have a long way to go to make this a globally recognized awareness day. You can help to spread the word and tell everyone about this special day by sharing this page with your friends and family.

Change Your Facebook Profile Picture

Change your Facebook profile picture for the World Keratoconus Day. changing your profile picture is very easy. we have created World Keratoconus Day frames that you can add to your Facebook profile pictures.

World Keratoconus Day Advocacy Material

Download and share World Keratoconus Day advocacy material with your friends. We have everything you need right here to show your support and promote your events!

You can download and use these wallpapers on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile devices. Learn how to change your iPhone wallpaper or change your wallpaper on an Android phone or tablet. We have also created letter and A4 size posters which you can print and use to spread awareness.

World Keratoconus Day 2018 Desktop or Tablet Wallpaper
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World Keratoconus Day 2018 Desktop or Tablet Wallpaper
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National Keratoconus Day 2018 Mobile Wallpaper
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National Keratoconus Day 2018 Mobile Wallpaper
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National Keratoconus Day 2018 Poster
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National Keratoconus Day 2018 Poster
Print: A4 (21x29 cm)

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Make #Keratoconus Trending on Twitter

Help to make #Keratoconus hashtag trending on Twitter. share a glimpse of your keratoconus story in 280 characters or less! share the challenges you face because of keratoconus and tell the world why this day matters to you.

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