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Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2021 - Day 9

October 9, 2021 07:00 AM
Did you know? Keratoconus is an eye condition that is more common in people with Down syndrome.

Keratoconus is an eye condition in which the cornea (the clear part in the front of the eye) becomes thinner and more curved. This causes the cornea to become cone-like in shape and to stick out from the rest of the eye. The National Keratoconus Foundation estimates that 5-30% of individuals with Down syndrome have keratoconus. On Tuesday, October 12, the National Down Syndrome Society and National Keratoconus Foundation are hosting a webinar called "Down Syndrome & Keratoconus." To learn more and to register, please see this link.

For an article on keratoconus, please see the resource linked here, which provides an overview of keratoconus and shares what we know about treating keratoconus based on our care of individuals with Down syndrome at the Adult Down Syndrome Center.

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