Facts & Statistics

217
Number of corneas provided for transplant every day in 2015

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66,526
U.S. donors of ocular tissue in 2015

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52.8%
2015 cornea donors who were listed on their state's donor registry

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95-99%
Success rate of cornea transplants

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$5.5B
Lifetime economic benefit of cornea transplants performed in 2013

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Donald Doughman.

Dr. Doughman was a pioneer in research, corneal transplant techniques and advancements, and patient care. Dr. Doughman dedicated a lot of his time during his career in ophthalmology to eye banking and ensuring the transplantation of safe and suitable tissue as he was the Medical Director of Minnesota Lions Eye Bank for 36 years (1979-2015), a long-time member of the EBAA Medical Advisory Board, one of the authors of the EBAA Medical Standards, and the 1989 Paton Award Recipient.

EBAA is grateful for Dr. Doughman's many contributions to eye banking, corneal transplantation, and the association. Our thoughts are with his family, the eye bank staff, and his colleagues and friends at this time.
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EBAA Releases First 2016 issue of the International Journal of Eye Banking

The International Journal of Eye Banking’s Volume 4, Issue 1, is now available. The Journal is EBAA’s peer-reviewed publication dedicated to eye banking and corneal transplantation, providing free access to both readers and authors. To view the issue, please click the link below.

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Eye Banker to Participate in Dance Competition Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation

Julie Nygaard, Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, will compete in the “Spotlight on Life Dance Competition and Fundraiser on January 23, 2016. Funds raised benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin. For more details or to sponsor, click the link below.

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George Rosenwasser, MD, Receives the 2015 R. Townley Paton Award

EBAA presented its 2015 R. Townley Paton Award to George O.D. Rosenwasser, MD, CEBT, on November 13 during the Fall Educational Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. This award is the highest honor for corneal surgeons, presented annually to an ophthalmologist for his/her outstanding contribution to eye banking and EBAA. For more information, click the link below.

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Mohit Parekh Wins "Best Paper" Award of EBAA/Cornea Society Fall Educational Symposium

During the 2015 EBAA/Cornea Society Fall Educational Symposium in Las Vegas, November 13, Mohit Parekh was presented the “Best Paper” Award, sponsored by SightLife. This award is given to recognize the best paper by a resident or corneal fellow. For more information, please click the link below.

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30th Annual Run for Vision Draws Hundreds

EBAA’s 30th annual Run for Vision, held November 15, 2015 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, was a treat for the over 300 participants, which included ophthalmologists, eye bankers and donor family members. For race results and photos, please click the link below.

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