Advancing Sight Global began in 2008 to find uses for medically eligible corneas unable to be placed for regular keratoplasty due to tissue suitability or low demand. Previously these corneas were discarded after 14 days but through long-term preservation in glycerol they can now be used for glaucoma shunt covers several years later! Glycerol Plus Corneas (GPCs) are more durable, cosmetically pleasing and affordable than other available biomaterials. When rehydrated, the stroma swells allowing easy dissection of the stroma to obtain the desired thickness.
A secondary goal of Advancing Sight Global is to provide fresh tissue for keratoplasty to surgeons located in areas of the world where there are not enough corneas to meet the needs of their patients. We serve as a collection point for US eye banks with extra tissue to offer and are experienced with shipping these precious gifts all over the world.
Medical Advisory Board
- Roswell R. Pfister, MD (Medical Director)
- Christopher A. Girkin, MD, MSPH
- Michael Bauer, MD
- Tyler Hall, MD
- Christine A. Curcio, PhD
- Priscilla Fowler, MD
- Eric Wigton, MD