You and so many others share this mission with us. Because of you, we have the privilege to transform the lives of people through corneal transplantation and crucial eye and vision research. Every accomplishment motivates us to find new ways to expand our reach, connect more effectively with our communities and provide a life full of sight to anyone in need.
In 2018, our work provided sight-restoring cornea transplants to 8,033 people around the world, and 2,735 tissues were donated to advance promising eye and vision research. In addition, Eversight partnered with surgeons in 34 countries and supported five medical missions last year.
Additionally, our eye banking development project in Pakistan is nearing a historic milestone. Three eye banking facilities throughout the country, each with the capability to evaluate, prepare and distribute locally donated corneal tissue, are under construction following Eversight guidelines and protocols.
But our greatest impact comes from relationships with the people in the communities we serve—surgeons, researchers, donor families, cornea recipients and charitable supporters. These connections are the framework of our impactful approach, and our mission to restore sight and prevent blindness is not possible without them.
Thank you for serving the people who look to Eversight for the gift of sight.