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Post Info TOPIC: KC and auto-immune conditions.

Date: Thu Mar 26 5:19 PM, 2015
RE: KC and auto-immune conditions.

I'm so glad I found this. Just diagnosed with KC. I have several auto immune conditions. Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro & Anklyosing Spondylitis, for now. Being evaluated for MS, too. I'll have to surreal to my rheumatologist.



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Date: Fri Mar 27 1:16 PM, 2015

Faye, sorry to hear and all the best.



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Date: Sun Mar 29 2:11 AM, 2015

So sorry to hear you have to handle so much. My son was diagnosed recently as well and he has autism, life threatening food allergies, asthma, eczema and now kerataconus. 

It's tough. 

Hang in there.






Date: Wed Jun 24 7:08 AM, 2015

I just been diagnosed and have Lyme Disease. I believe MS FIBRO CFS AUTISIM is all Lyme Disease there are lot of studies showing this and its causing us all a lot of probs. THE CDC ARE A FRAUD


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Date: Thu Dec 3 12:57 PM, 2015

OMG YOU HAVE THYROID ISSUES TO? SAME HERE. But mines without surgery, my auto-immune just strikes.
AHHH THE STRUGGLE IS SUCH A PAIN. :( *hugs* but really, thyroid issues and kc doesn't have a link. I think.



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Date: Fri Apr 10 6:33 PM, 2020

Here is the abstract of a recent study


To examine the clinical association between thyroid gland dysfunction and keratoconus.



This was a cross-sectional case–control study conducted between May 2018 and July 2019. After performing Pentacam (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany) examination, flat, steep, and maximum simulated keratometric readings were recorded for each patient. Serum concentrations of free triiodothyronine, free thyroxine, and thyroid-stimulating hormone were measured. Further examinations by an endocrinologist were indicated for patients with positive laboratory results to confirm thyroid gland dysfunction.



One hundred eighty-seven patients with bilateral keratoconus and 187 sex- and age-matched healthy controls without keratoconus were analyzed. Mean age was 26.4 ± 8.2 years for the patients with keratoconus and 27.1 ± 9.4 years for the control patients, with no significant difference. The results showed that thyroid gland dysfunction prevalence was 10 of 187 patients with keratoconus (5.3%) and 2 of 187 control patients (1.1%), and the difference was statistically significant (P = .036). For the patients with keratoconus and thyroid gland dysfunction, 8 were women and 2 were men. Additionally, 6 patients (2 men and 4 women) had hyperthyrosis and 4 women had hypothyrosis. For controls, the two patients had hypothyrosis.



This study showed that there is a possible association between keratoconus and thyroid gland dysfunction, but more studies are needed to build upon these results.


[J Refract Surg. 2020;36(4):253–257.]

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