In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Eye Donor Month to raise awareness about the need for eye donors and to celebrate donors and corneal recipients.
Corneal transplant is one of the most frequently performed transplant procedures. Since 1961, more than 549,889 corneal transplants have been performed, restoring sight to men, women and children ranging in age from nine days to 103 years. More than 90% of all corneal transplant operations successfully restore the recipient’s vision.
Click the link below to hear Dr. Cindy Self, Ophthalmologist at Eastern Maine Eye Associates talk about the importance of Eye donation on Downtown with Rich Kimball.
IN March we give thanks to those who have donated and encourage others to think about it …