Benefits and KC

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Benefits and KC

Postby Madwoman1 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 8:40 pm

Hi my 19 year old daughter has KC. She has had it for nearly a year now, her KC has progressed very quickly and she on the list for a graft.
I'm just wondering if there are any government benefits she can claim.
Thanks

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Lia Williams
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Re: Benefits and KC

Postby Lia Williams » Mon 23 Oct 2017 4:44 pm

There aren't any specific benefits associated with keratoconus.

However there are benefits for people who are registered as blind or partially sighted. There are a few people with KC whose vision cannot be corrected either by treatment and/or with contact lenses and have registered.

A leaflet written by Moorfield's Eye Hospital explains the benefits of registration:

http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/sites/defa ... ighted.pdf


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