So The World Can See
A Message From Our President and CEO
March 27, 2020
Dear Supporters, Partners, and Friends,
Together, we are facing a time of great uncertainty. Virtually everyone is impacted by the global pandemic we’re navigating. While my focus is on sustaining our important mission, my first hope is that you and your family are safe and healthy during this challenging time.
This pandemic has had a devastating and immediate impact on Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research. The government mandate prohibiting elective surgeries has put a stop to our ability to perform cornea transplant surgeries with our partners. While we’ve seen a decline in the demand for cornea tissue, our patients’ need for cornea transplants continues. Today, we need your support and prayers more than ever in our history.
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INFORMATIONAL ALERT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Eye Tissue Donation
March 18, 2020
Dear Doctors, Surgery Schedulers, and Healthcare Providers,
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research (LEITR) is closely monitoring developments associated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), both locally and worldwide. Our donor services and quality assurance teams are actively following and strictly enforcing the donor screening recommendations for donor tissue safety provided by the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), consistent with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Through an unparalleled global network, One World Sight Alliance endeavors to eradicate preventable blindness by way of international tissue distribution, physician training and eye bank development.
We are here to teach the global community best practices in eye banking and corneal transplant surgery to reach the goal of eliminating preventable blindness. Sign up here to learn more and join us. We have a robust supply chain over more than 20 eye banks distributing about 100,000 corneas a year across the United States and around the world. We specialize in the highest quality ocular transplant tissue.
Master the latest transplant techniques through training opportunities offered by Lions Eye Institute. Connect below and find the right training experience for your practice or tell us your interests for future instruction and/or hands-on wet labs.
The most comprehensive corneal tissue distribution website in the world helps surgeons find a tissue match to help their patients see. Register here as an eye bank or a surgeon.
EYE BANK DEVELOPMENT
With more than 50 years of experience in the eye banking industry, One World Sight Alliance members practice the most scientific and most compassionate practices in the industry. We are ready to help your community eye bank do the same.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. We are just one phone call away.
One World Sight Alliance services: 813.289.1200
1410 N 21st Street
Tampa, FL 33605