Members Stories

Rugby and Keratoconus: A personal account

I write this passage to pass on my own experience of having and living with keratoconus. Although the condition has been for me frustrating and limiting in certain aspects, my personal view is that it has not proved to be a disability and has not prevented me leading a full and ‘normal’ life.

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One member’s experience of a corneal graft

After having KC for 10 years and exploring various possibilities, I went on the waiting list for a graft in January 2003. Following an episode of hydrops and corneal scarring, I felt it was a necessary choice for my left eye, luckily vision in my right eye is still very reasonable.

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Donor’s Vision Helps Victim

It started when he was a teenager, with a gradual deterioration of his sight – first in his right eye and then in his left.  But Jonathan Pickles was already short-sighted, and at first he thought the blurred vision was connected to that.  It started when he was a teenager, with a gradual deterioration of his sight – first in his right eye and then in his left.  But Jonathan Pickles was already short-sighted, and at first he thought the blurred vision was connected to that.

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