mi newsKeraClub Meeting Now Available OnlineKeraClub 2022 – the annual meeting for people with keratoconus, their families, carers, and friends – is now available as a free webinar. A joint initiative of Keratoconus Australia and the Save Sight Institute, KeraClub22 was held on 4 August, 2022. Speakers included Professor Stephanie Watson OAM, Dr Yogambha Ramaswamy, Mr Larry Kornhauser OAM, optometrist Mark Koszek, Justine McLaughlin, and Dr Himal Kandel. The event was chaired by Michelle Pritchard. The 2022 event was themed What's next for the patients with keratoconus? and examined new research into using nanotechnology and stem cells to repair keratoconic corneas, the latest findings on corneal collagen crosslinking, how to best manage specialised contact lenses for keratoconus, quality of life issues for keratoconus patients, and patient perspectives on living with keratoconus. Additionally, discussions focussed on how people can contribute to keratoconus research and the role that Keratoconus Australia plays in supporting patients. This webinar presents a rare opportunity to hear some of the world's leading researchers in keratoconus on topics that will shape the future of keratoconus treatments. It also provides insight into why patients should avoid eye rubbing and ask family and friends to support tissue donation for corneal transplantation. KeraClub is a community event held annually to publicise the latest developments in keratoconus research and treatments. Access the webinar at: KeraClub22 l Nanotechnology, Stem Cells and Keratoconus l Contact Lenses l Quality of Life Studies l -YouTube.
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