Wellington Lions Keratoconus Study (WeLKS)

The Lions Eye Research Charitable Trust (formerly LEINZ) in conjunction with Capital Research Vision Trust (CVRT) and Wellington Host Lions Club are excited to announce what is believed to be the first World Wide study into Keratoconus.

This study aims to find out how common keratoconus is among secondary school students in year 9 and year 11 in the Wellington region. If we find their eyesight is reduced and may be affecting their education, we will provide them with information and options to improve their eyesight.

Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea that predominantly affects young people causing reversible blindness. The WeLKS study is the first project worldwide to screen for keratoconus in school children to PREVENT VISION LOSS.

For further information, read here.

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