Restoring sight, transforming lives
Corneal blindness is a significant cause of preventable blindness worldwide. While there is no waiting list for cornea transplants in the United States, there is an extreme shortage of corneas for transplantation globally. Because of this large unmet need, many patients suffer avoidable blindness for years while awaiting their chance for restored sight. Eversight is committed to the development of sustainable community-based eye banking systems, using consented donation models, to address this need by providing tissue and sharing our expertise with surgeons and hospitals for hands-on training with the latest transplant techniques.
Last year, we provided sight-restoring cornea transplants to nearly 4,000 people outside the United States, and our impact is growing. Find out how we are helping 165,000 people in Pakistan suffering with blindness here.
Together with our global partners, Eversight is working to improve donor development programs to increase the number of corneas available for transplant.
Eversight is a member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
A world of difference
Dr. Richard Gieser has gone on mission trips in 19 countries outside the U.S., and he has traveled to Sudan to care for patients 14 times. Why? “Because there’s a great need,” he said. “The transplants are performed on people who couldn’t afford them otherwise. Eversight is always gracious about supplying the tissue.”
‘Their gifts are going to live on’
Your support helps us deliver critical eye care to the world’s most remote and impoverished regions via medical mission trips. Dr. Eli Moses used humanitarian Eversight tissue in the Philippines and restored sight for patients whose hope for better vision had nearly run out.
Read more about Dr. Moses traveling to the Philippines