Donation of eye tissue allows corneal and scleral transplantation resulting in enhanced lives.

The cornea is the clear tissue that covers the colored part of the eye. Light passes through to reach the retina, giving sight. Genetic conditions, illness or injury may result in scarring or clouding of the cornea that can result in vision impairment or blindness. Donated cornea tissue may be used to restore vision.

The sclera is the white part of the eye. Scleral grafts may be used when someone suffers an injury or has a blind, painful eye. Sight is not restored through a scleral implant, but quality of life is enhanced.

The Process

You may STILL be an eye tissue donor if you have any of the following:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Poor vision
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts or cataract surgery
  • Lasik surgery

Become a Donor Today!

The gift of eye, organ and tissue donation can save and improve the lives of up to 80 people. Lions Eye Bank of Nebraska relies on the generous gift of eye tissue donation to fulfill its mission of preventing blindness.

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