Kera Club 2017 continues to support patients with Keratoconus

Following from the success of the inaugural Kera Club event in 2016, Kera Club continues to grow, with over 40 patients and their families meeting to hear the latest research and treatment options for keratoconus.

Fight Corneal Blindness! Chief Investigator, Professor Stephanie Watson led the evening, highlighting the Save Sight Registries Keratoconus Registry, which focuses on outcomes of treatment including corneal cross-linking.

Professor Stephanie Watson presents at Kera Club 2017
Professor Stephanie Watson presents at Kera Club 2017

Optometrists Margaret Lam and Mark Koszek, entertained attendees with their debate on “Small versus Large contact lenses: Which is better?” while providing valuable information on the treatment of keratoconus with contact lenses.

Margaret Lam shares her insight into small contract lenses for patients with keratoconus
Margaret Lam shares her insight into small contract lenses for patients with keratoconus
Mark Koszek speaks about large contact lenses for patients with keratoconus
Mark Koszek speaks about large contact lenses for patients with keratoconus

 

The evening concluded with a lively Q&A session, highlighting the engagement and knowledge of attendees about their keratoconus, its management and treatment options.

 

Q&A session

 

The annual Kera Club, co-founded with Keratoconus Australia, has become an important event on the FCB!’s calendar. The evening provides a unique opportunity for patients and their family and friends to meet and hear updates on research breakthroughs and treatment options. The evening also provides an opportunity to network and share their individual stories of success and difficulties in a safe and supportive environment.

 

Michelle Urquhart facilitates the evening.
Michelle Urquhart facilitates the evening.

 

Patients and their families can keep up to date with the latest resources and events on keratoconus by following us on Facebook.

Missed out on Kera Club 2017? You can watch a recording of the event: