An Online Visual Reference Source for Patients and Families
KCVision is a compilation of images designed to help communicate how and what individual with Keratoconus see.
According to the National Keratoconus Foundation, "Keratoconus, often abbreviated to 'KC', is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment. The cornea is the clear window of the eye and is responsible for refracting most of the light coming into the eye. Therefore, abnormalities of the cornea severely affect the way we see the world making simple tasks, like driving, watching TV or reading a book difficult. "
One of the best descriptions keratoconus vision is that it is similar to looking through a car winshield on a rainy day. The images contained in KCVision help to communicate some of the visual distortions that many individuals with KC tend to experience. For patients, they may be useful in helping to communicate the severity of vision problems to their doctors. For friends and family members of KC patients, they may be useful in helping to understand some of the limitations that those with KC face on a daily basis.