CLARK, N.J. Jan. 18, 2021 — The Citta Foundation has awarded Eversight a $1,000 grant to benefit Ocean County residents unable to afford the cornea transplants they need to regain their eyesight and lives of greater independence.
As New Jersey’s only eye bank, Eversight works with a large number of eye tissue donors and corneal transplant recipients in Ocean County. In 2019, 84 county residents gave the gift of sight as cornea donors to benefit vision transplantation, research and education. Ocean County surgeons relied on Eversight to provide tissues for safe transplantation for 35 patients.
“Eversight has served the people of Toms River and Ocean County for more than 50 years,” said Jennifer Rosenblatt, Eversight Philanthropy Director. “We are grateful to the Citta Foundation for committing its support to ensure that we continue serving and providing sight restoration to those in need.”
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.
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