Our next meeting will feature a presentation from Howard Maile.
Howard has recently commenced a three year study of the progression of Keratoconus.
University Colledge London and Moorfields Eye Hospital have amassed a wealth of data over recent years and by using modern machine learning techniques, Howard is hoping to develop subclinical detection algorithms predicting the changes in corneal curvature and thickness from the first appointment to Cross Linking (CXL) surgery. One of the aims is to automatically split and annotate OCT/Penticam images and incorporate them into a detection algorithm.
Howard is keen to share his discoveries and meet the very people who will benefit from this work.
This promises to be a fascinating insight into this fast developing science and give Howard the chance to hear our experiences and see first hand the potential improvement this work will have on peoples lives.
Our Coffee mornings provide a good opportunity for those newly diagnosed to meet seasoned travellers and discuss all things KC. Anyone with an interest in Keratoconus is free to join us.
You will need to download the Zoom App to your computer or tablet. Then send an email to Chair@kcgroup.org.uk. On receipt of that email, I will send you a link which you will be able to click at the allotted time and as if by magic we should all appear on the screen.
Please join us to discuss all things KC. We are totally open with no pre planned agenda. Ours is a truly bottom up organisation run by members, all of whom have KC or a close connection. There are no silly questions. If you are thinking it, then there is sure to be someone else with a similar idea.
I hope to see you then.