ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 8, 2021 — Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, donated 35 sutures to Eversight for use in a Cornea Society fellows virtual wet lab this fall.
Eversight pioneered virtual wet lab training to continue necessary clinical instruction for surgeons despite pandemic restrictions. Eversight virtual wet labs provide surgeons with interactive, hands-on training and personalized, comprehensive instruction from the convenience of their own surgical scope and computer.
The Cornea Society selected Eversight to host training for the 2021 class of cornea fellows nationwide with this innovative remote wet lab format. Attendees are provided all necessary tissue and surgical instruments, plus a phone camera adapter for their surgical scope. Experienced surgeons instruct the course and provide real-time feedback as attendees practice techniques from tissue preparation to post-operative care.
“Eversight is committed to the training and education of surgeons to promote the future advancement of ophthalmology,” said Caithlin Lopes, Director of Partner Development, Eversight. “We are proud to partner with Ethicon to give the Cornea Society fellows access to training resources that help ensure the best outcomes for their patients.”
Ethicon’s suture donation honors their commitment to making a meaningful difference to enhance the lives of thousands of people every year. With the knowledge and hands-on skills learned in Eversight virtual wet labs, surgeons can go on to provide the best cornea transplant experience for their patients throughout their career.
In 2020, Eversight provided wet lab training for 474 surgeons and surgical fellows on DMEK alone—more than double the number trained in any prior year. Visit eversightvision.org/give today to join Ethicon in supporting Eversight clinical training and education programs that will impact the lives of others for years to come.
Sutures are one of many clinical supplies that Eversight provides to all virtual wet lab attendees.
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.