About National Keratoconus Foundation
The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to disseminate educational materials to individuals affected by keratoconus (KC) and their families, as well as to eye care professionals. Keratoconus is characterized by the slow progressive thinning and protrusion of the curved transparent outer layer of fibrous tissue covering the eyeball. The disease leads to vision impairment. Established in 1985, NKCF supports research into keratoconus and its causes, treatments, and eventual cure. Informational materials include a reference guide, brochures, and a quarterly newsletter. Program activities include communication channels for affected individuals and their families through an outreach program, an e-mail support groups and a toll free information line. NKCF maintains a registry of individuals affected by keratoconus and eye care providers who have a special interest and expertise in treating people with keratoconus.