Cornea Transplant Recipients
The miracle of corneal transplantation means different things to different people. It may signal a return back to work, the ability to drive and play sports, or the blessing to see friends and family with clear vision. However, none of these could be possible without the kindness and generosity of eye donors and their families.
If you're currently on the eye donation waiting list due to Fuch's dystrophy, keratoconus or another corneal disease, disorder or injury, Heartland Lions Eye Banks can assure you we're dedicated to providing you and your surgeon with the highest-quality, safest eye tissue available. All donors are thoroughly screened for medical issues, and all corneal tissue is evaluated to ensure it's healthy for transplant. We understand surgery can be a frightening thought, so we encourage you to discuss any concerns with your eye surgeon or to contact us at 800-753-2265.
If you’re a cornea transplant recipient, whether through a full corneal transplant or DSAEK surgery, we wish you the best in your continued recovery. Since your surgery, you may have wanted to share your transplant experience with those who made it possible. Through the Eye Bank, you can correspond anonymously with your eye donor’s family. In many cases, donor families appreciate a note from the recipient and welcome the opportunity to learn more about the person who received their loved one’s gift.
In addition, you can share your cornea transplant story with the Eye Bank communications department to be used on our website or in our promotional materials. It’s a simple way to encourage people in your community to register as eye, organ and tissue donors.