In 2008, Advancing Sight Network launched Advancing Sight Global, an effort to provide eye tissue to surgeons who operate in areas of the world where there are not enough corneas to meet the demand. We are able to use eye tissue that would otherwise be discarded to meet needs globally. Recipients in 56 countries have been able to undergo sight saving surgeries through our Advancing Sight Global program.
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