We are pleased to announce that we have entered in to an agreement with Fight for Sight to support an award up to the value of £15,000 to fund research into the condition Keratoconus.
The Award will be funded as to 50% by Keratoconus Group and 50% by Fight for Sight.
We can now announce that the funding has been awarded to a team led by Dr Mouhamed Al-Aqaba at Nottingham University . The project is titled – “The involvement of corneal nerves in the pathogenesis and progression of keratoconus”. The research team has already identified that corneal nerves are dramatically altered in KC and will now be looking at whether these changes have a relation to the severity and progression of KC and identifying the types of nerves involved. This promises to increase the understanding of the condition, and may eventually lead to new interventions. See the Press Release on the Fight for Sight Web Site.
This is an exciting adventure made possible by the generous sponsorship of Barbican Insurance.