Science and research

Keratoconus International Consortium

The Keratoconus International Consortium (KIC) is a worldwide collaboration led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia.

Established by CERA in 2016, the Keratoconus International Consortium (KIC) brings together over 40 corneal research groups around the world.
Consortium members have combined their efforts to enhance global understanding of keratoconus.

About us

The KIC enables scientists and clinicians around world to combine their research efforts.


It aims to build a greater, unified understanding of the causes of keratoconus and risk factors for the disease and disease progression, diagnosis and treatment


By contributing to a collective global database, consortium members will – for the first time – have access to de-identified data from different ethnicities and geographical locations.

About the KIC

Learn more about the establishment, purpose and research aims of the KIC.

KIC executive and members

Meet the researchers leading the KIC and the members working together on a global effort.

For members and researchers

Become a KIC member

Learn about the consortium objectives, research areas and data collection, and how to become a member.

For patients

Learn more about keratoconus and the latest research.

Keratoconus explained

Learn more about keratoconus, a condition that affects the cornea, the clear front window of the eye.

Australian Study of Keratoconus (ASK)

The Australian Study of Keratoconus is one of CERA’s major corneal research projects, and one of the world’s largest projects on keratoconus.

Corneal research at CERA

Our corneal research team strives to improve all aspects of corneal transplantation, and develop better treatments for conditions including keratoconus.


Donate to keratoconus research

Support our world-class keratoconus research at CERA and help us work towards finding better treatments.

For further information about the KIC or to become a member, please contact:
Dr Srujana Sahebjada
KIC Project Manager, CERA
Email: srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9929 8951