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The purposes of Keratoconus Australia Inc (Association) are to prevent and control the eye disease, keratoconus, and visual impairment caused by keratoconus, by, without limitation:

  1. raising the awareness and understanding in the medical, optometric and general community of keratoconus, its signs, symptoms and effects;

  2. promoting research into the causes, prevention and control of keratoconus; and

  3. as incidental activities, acting as a representative body on behalf of people with keratoconus and providing, where necessary, counselling, support and referrals to the people with keratoconus and their families.

Keratoconus Australia aims to achieve these objectives by:

  • Conducting publicity campaigns and seminars
  • Supporting efforts to develop a network of groups throughout Australia.
  • Publishing a regular newsletter with information on a wide range of issues affecting people with keratoconus.
  • Providing support for people with keratoconus and their families through regular group meetings, help lines, individual counselling and the dissemination of information in printed and electronic form
  • Developing a national registry and database on Australians with keratoconus designed to assist in networking individuals and groups within Australia, and to form a basis for future research work.
  • Compile and make available to members a list of Australian professionals experienced in the care and treatment of keratoconus.
  • Support efforts to increase organ donations and in particular to reduce waiting times for corneal grafts.