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Eye Donation Month 2022
Nov 2, 2022
Nov. 2, 2022 - Every November, we join the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and other member eye banks in celebrating Eye Donation Month—an initiative to raise awareness about the life-changing impact of cornea donation and transplantation and recognize all those who have donated the gift... read more
Nov. 2, 2022 - Every November, we join the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and other... read more
2022 Gift of Sight Gala raises nearly $200,000 in support of Eversight’s mission
Oct 26, 2022
Eversight and event co-chairs, Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo, hosted more than 250 guests at The Peninsula Chicago on September 22, 2022 for the 24th annual Gift of Sight Gala. This year’s theme was “Circus of Dreams” and the event raised nearly $200,000 to provide sight-restoring cornea... read more
Eversight and event co-chairs, Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo, hosted more than 250 guests at... read more
DSAEK surgery in the glaucoma patient | Eversight webinar recap
Oct 25, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 25, 2022 — We were joined by Dr. Daniel Montenegro of the Eye Centers of South Florida for our October 2022 webinar. Dr. Montenegro led a data-focused walk-through of the considerations for performing DSAEK transplants in eyes with... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 25, 2022 — We were joined by Dr.... read more
Current Practice Patterns for IOL Calculations in Patients with Corneal Disease | Eversight webinar recap
Oct 6, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 6, 2022 — We were joined by Dr. Kamran Riaz, MD of Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for our September 2022 webinar. Dr. Riaz led us through the very latest IOL calculations for patients with... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 6, 2022 — We were joined by Dr.... read more
August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month
Aug 16, 2022
ANN ARBOR, MICH, August 15, 2022 - August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, which is a collaborative initiative of the National Multicultural Action Group (NMAG) to bring increased awareness to donation and transplantation in multicultural communities. Each year, nearly 86,000... read more
ANN ARBOR, MICH, August 15, 2022 - August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, which is... read more
Artificial iris or artificial cornea: A tale of two protheses | Eversight webinar recap
Aug 9, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Aug. 9, 2022 — We were joined by Ahmed Omar, MD, PhD, of University Hospital Eye Institute at Case Western Reserve University for our July 2022 webinar. Dr. Omar led us on a journey describing applications of two prostheses used by corneal... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Aug. 9, 2022 — We were joined by Ahmed... read more
Cataract surgery in Fuchs’ dystrophy | Eversight webinar recap
Jul 8, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director July 8, 2022 — We were joined by Divya Srikumaran, MD, of Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute for our June 2022 webinar. She discussed her algorithm for the management of cases with concurrent cataracts and Fuchs’ endothelial corneal... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director July 8, 2022 — We were joined by Divya... read more
Team Eversight represents at Long Branch 5K
May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022 — The weather was perfect for the Celebration of Life 5K in Long Branch, N.J. on May 15. Event host and Eversight partner New Jersey Sharing Network provided nourishment and hydration all day long to support the many participants who gathered on the Great Lawn at the Ocean... read more
May 27, 2022 — The weather was perfect for the Celebration of Life 5K in Long Branch, N.J. on May... read more
Gift of Sight Masquerade raises $140,000 for Eversight’s mission
Dec 15, 2021
Eversight and event Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo hosted more than 160 guests at The Peninsula Chicago on September 8, 2021 for the annual Gift of Sight Masquerade. The event raised nearly $140,000 to provide sight-restoring cornea transplants to people in need, fulfilling donor... read more
Eversight and event Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo hosted more than 160 guests at... read more
‘My transplant changed my life’
Nov 22, 2021
Connie Neese is not one to shy away from a challenge, but when she learned she would need a cornea transplant, Connie was understandably hesitant.  The Jackson Eye Openers Lion suffers from a genetic condition called Fuchs’ dystrophy, which can lead to visual impairment and eye... read more
Connie Neese is not one to shy away from a challenge, but when she learned she... read more
Nov 3, 2021
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the life-changing impact of cornea donation and transplantation—and recognize all those who donate the gift of sight for others for transplantation or critically needed vision research. Eye Donation Month... read more
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the... read more
‘What a gift it is’
Oct 27, 2021
Vanessa Rubin’s sight was restored with two cornea transplants. In the time of COVID-19, where so many things have been taken away from people, Vanessa is extremely grateful to have received the gift of sight that has improved her life greatly. “I don’t think any of us take eyesight... read more
Vanessa Rubin’s sight was restored with two cornea transplants. In the time of COVID-19,... read more
Celebrating 50 years in New Jersey: 1970-2020
Dec 31, 2020
In 1970, a group of men and women known as the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs—a fraternal organization working to promote personal and social development— saw a critical Garden State need. They collaborated with the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on a plan. The need was the... read more
In 1970, a group of men and women known as the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs—a fraternal... read more
One child’s heroic battle with cancer leads to immeasurable good
Nov 18, 2020
Patti Gustafson and her husband Allen lead the Swifty Foundation, established with their late son, Michael, to raise research funds and awareness for the pediatric brain cancer he battled before his death at age 15. Patti recently spoke to our Eversight staff and at our Illinois gathering of... read more
Patti Gustafson and her husband Allen lead the Swifty Foundation, established with their late... read more
Oct 30, 2020
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the life-changing impact of cornea donation and transplantation—and recognize all those who donate the gift of sight for others for transplantation or critically needed vision research. This year, Eye... read more
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the... read more
COVID-19 & the eye
Oct 15, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE, July 2021: The Eversight-led research discussed throughout this post has been peer reviewed and published in The Ocular Surface. The scientific knowledge surrounding COVID-19 continues to grow and evolve. Based on available data, Eversight discontinued post-mortem SARS-CoV-2 testing... read more
EDITOR'S NOTE, July 2021: The Eversight-led research discussed throughout this post has been peer... read more
How COVID-19 is impacting Eversight’s mission
May 4, 2020
By David Bosch, President/CEO May 4, 2020 — Since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on corneal transplants were announced, we have worked to keep our many valued partners – surgeons and researchers, eye banking and Lions partners, and advocates – apprised of how the crisis has impacted our... read more
By David Bosch, President/CEO May 4, 2020 — Since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on corneal... read more
Eversight partners with rising stars in eye banking
Feb 25, 2020
By Diane Hollingsworth, Executive Vice President of External Relations Feb. 26, 2020 — Every two years, the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) selects nominated corneal surgeons who have been identified as emerging leaders to participate in the EBAA Physician Leadership Program. The program... read more
By Diane Hollingsworth, Executive Vice President of External Relations Feb. 26, 2020 — Every two... read more