KeraClub, a community event for patients with keratoconus, their friends, and family, will celebrate its fourth year on Thursday 24 October 2019. As a joint initiative of the Save Sight Institute, The University of Sydney and Keratoconus Australia, KeraClub provides support for patients, connecting them with experts in the field.
This year’s event will be led by Michelle Urquhart, an internationally successful violist and violinist living with keratoconus. Professor Stephanie Watson, Dr Jim Kokkinakis, as well as other patients with keratoconus, will also share their knowledge and experience.
feedback from patients and families is that the knowledge and support gained has improved their ability to manage life with keratoconus
“The KeraClub is an event I have really enjoyed each year,” said Professor Stephanie Watson from the Save Sight Institute, The University of Sydney. “It has evolved, and feedback from patients and families is that the knowledge and support gained has improved their ability to manage life with keratoconus. This year we will also be going digital (a webinar) to allow more people to benefit from the event.”
Speakers will discuss the results from the Save Sight Keratoconus Registery (SSKR), an innovative way to track real-world outcomes of keratoconus and promote the benefits of treatment to patients. As well as this, the issue of patients juggling contact lens use in challenging conditions such as mountain hiking will be explored.
“The KeraClub is a great forum for people with keratoconus and their carers. Keratoconus Australia has been proud of supporting the event and we encourage our members to attend,” said Larry Kornhauser, President of Keratoconus Australia.
Registration for KeraClub 2019 is now open. Click here for details.