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National Keratoconus Foundation  If you have keratoconus or have a relative or friend with keratoconus, this web site will provide information to help you better understand this eye condition. It will help family, friends and work associates appreciate the nature of KC and its impact on daily life.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Keratoconus Genetic Research Program  Our studies to date support the position that there is a genetic basis for keatoconus. As such, it is our goal to study patients with keratoconus and their family members in order to identify the gene(s) that cause the inherited form of the disease. We hope to be able to use this information to devise a cure high-risk individuals.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus  On March 25, 1996 the CLEK Study announced that they had enrolled their 1,000th patient, thereby reaching their recruitment goal ahead of schedule. Recruitment ended June 15, 1996 with 1,210 patients recruited. Congratulations and thanks to all CLEK Study personnel, patients, and referring doctors.

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