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World Keratoconus Day 2023 #WorldKCDay

World Keratoconus Day #WorldKCDay is an annual day of awareness held on November 10, to focus global attention on keratoconus and ectatic corneal disorders.

Imagine seeing the world through a distorted lens that makes everything blurry, hazy, and distorted. This is what many people with keratoconus experience every day. Keratoconus is an uncommon eye disease that alters the shape of the cornea, the clear window of the eye. It causes the cornea to thin and protrude into a cone-like shape that bends light rays and affects vision. Keratoconus can have a significant impact on one’s daily activities, emotional well-being, and social interactions. However, there is hope and help for those who have keratoconus.

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.

On November 10, we celebrate World Keratoconus Day, a global campaign to increase awareness and education about this condition. 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.

By participating in World KC Day, you can join a community of people who understand and support each other in their journey with keratoconus. You can also learn more about this condition and how to cope with its challenges. World KC Day is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of people who have keratoconus.

What is World Keratoconus Day?

World Keratoconus Day is an annual day of awareness held on November 10, to focus global attention on keratoconus and ectatic corneal disorders.

World Keratoconus Day is commemorated by several organizations, companies, healthcare professionals, celebrities, and people living with keratoconus and their families. World Keratoconus Day activities include keratoconus screening programs, educational seminars, sports events and others.

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. If left untreated, Keratoconus may lead to significant visual impairment and legal blindness.

How many people have keratoconus?

Keratoconus occurs in about 50 to 200 of every 100,000 people in the general population and it is found in all parts of the world and in all ethnic groups.

When World Keratoconus Day was started?

World KC Day or National Keratoconus Day was created in 2016 by the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF), an educational program of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine.

Where can I find wallpapers and posters for Workd Keratoconus Day?

To celebrate World Keratoconus Day and show our support for the keratoconus community, we have created wallpapers and posters that you can download and print for free. You can find the wallpapers and posters in different sizes and formats on this page: World Keratoconus Day Wallpapers and Posters

Spread the word

World Keratoconus Day is an important initiative to raise awareness, educate, and support those living with keratoconus and their families. World Keratoconus Day is our chance to raise awareness and hope, so let's join together to spread the word.

You can help to spread the word and tell everyone about this special day by sharing this webpage with your friends and family.

Encourage individual action

One of the ways to help people with keratoconus is to spread the word about this condition and its impact on vision and quality of life. The goal of World KC Day is to create a platform for keratoconus patients, their families, and eye care professionals to share their stories, experiences, and knowledge about keratoconus. World KC Day also aims to raise funds for research and advocacy efforts to improve the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus.

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.

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.

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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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