Support of Ocular Research
In most cases, a donor's corneas are used to save the sight of up to two recipients. In the rare instance a cornea can’t be transplanted, it can still potentially help save the sight of thousands through research.
Heartland Lions Eye Banks provides donated eye tissues to medical researchers throughout the nation who work on a variety of ocular research projects, including those to prevent, treat and cure corneal disease, glaucoma, cataracts and retinal disorders. In many of these projects, nothing can substitute human tissue.
Ocular Research Projects
Below is a list of organizations that receive tissue from the Eye Bank:
- Alcon Research Ltd.
- AMO Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
- Case Western Reserve University
- Insight BioMed Inc.
- iScience Interventional Corp
- Jules Stein Eye Institute
- Konan Medical USA, Inc.
- Mason Eye Institute
- Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Murphy / Russell Laboratories
- National Disease Research Interchange
- Phylogeny Inc.
- Schepens Eye Research Institute
- Stowers Institute for Medical Research
- UC Davis
- University of Houston, College of Optometry
- University of Missouri - Columbia, Department of Ophthalmology
- UMKC School of Medicine
- Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
- Other eye banks/physicians on request
For more information or to order research tissue, please contact our Distribution Center at 800-816-9263, ext. 1 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.