You are a hero by living with Keratoconus!

I wanted this to be the first post I publish on this blog. It’s 20th October 2019, Mashujaa (heroes) day in Kenya. I’m going to touch a little bit about Keratoconus (KC), an eye condition that the cause isn’t really known. I am one of those affected by this eye condition and I can confidently say it’s not a walk in the park but life does not stop at that. I consider all those living with KC heroes.

KC is a progressive eye condition that affects the cornea. The cornea is unable to hold it’s round shape and bulges outward and downward like a cone. We see through the cornea, which is the clear outer lens of the eye. A normal cornea has a dome shape, like a ball.

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This is just a snippet of my journey with KC as published by Keratoconus group, a group that has brought together patients with KC and all those associated with someone suffering from KC. Currently, the group has approximately twenty thousand members from all over the world. Find a snippet of my story story titled ” I refuse to let Keratoconus snatch my smile.”

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