Facts & Statistics

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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During the 2018 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum in October, Dr. Barry Lee, Co-Medical Director of Georgia Eye Bank, was awarded the R. Townley Paton Award. This award is EBAA’s highest honor for corneal physicians and was presented to Dr. Lee for his outstanding contribution to eye banking and EBAA. As part of the award presentation during the Forum, Dr. Lee delivered the R. Townley Paton Award Lecture, titled, “Planning for the Next Generation: The Art of Mentorship.”

Visit eyeLEARN, EBAA’s new online education portal, today to view Dr. Lee’s presentation for FREE! #eyeLEARN #CEBForum2018

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There is only one week left to take advantage of low early bird rates for the 2019 Technician Education Seminar taking place January 31 - February 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Gift of Life Donor Institute hosted by Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley.

The highly anticipated course for beginning technicians will be comprised of online and in-person sessions which will allow for more in-depth discussions and hands-on experiences.

Register today and save $100 at restoresight.org/event/technician-education-seminar/! #TES2019 #eyeLEARN
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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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