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84,297
Number of corneas provided for transplant in 2017

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68,565
U.S. donors of ocular tissue in 2017

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95+%
Success rate of cornea transplants

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$6.0B
Lifetime economic benefit of cornea transplants performed in 2017

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Today marks the 113th anniversary of the first successful human full thickness corneal transplant!

The first corneal transplant was first performed by Dr. Eduard Zirm on December 7, 1905. Since then, EBAA and its member eye banks have helped #restoresight by providing tissue for over 1,800,000 corneal transplants worldwide and continues to make large contributions to corneal transplantation successes, technological developments, and research.

Thank you to Dr. Zirm for blazing the trail in sight restoration and to everyone who makes the #giftofsight possible!
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Eye Donation Month Seeks to Dispel Myths, Increase Awareness, and Increase Donors

November 2018 is Eye Donation Month, and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) will be raising awareness about the life-changing opportunities that are created through cornea donation.

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Global Eye Care Community Unveils New Ethical Agreement for Use of Eye Tissue

On June 14, the global community of eye care and corneal transplantation organizations unveiled the world’s first agreement on the use of donated human tissue for ocular transplantation, research, and future technologies.

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Former US Surgeon General Gives Presentation about Organ Donation at EBAA Annual Meeting

EBAA was pleased to have Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, former Acting Surgeon General of the United States (2006 – 2007) and donor father and husband, give the keynote presentation at the EBAA 57th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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