We are dedicated to expanding access to sight-restoring services for people around the world

International eye bank development consultation

Eversight is partnering with local governments and community leaders to establish sustainable solutions for eye donation and transplantation in underserved areas where the need is greatest, including the Middle East, Pakistan and South Korea. Whether it’s developing medical standards, clinical staff training, policies and procedures or facility design, Eversight provides the know-how for all aspects of eye banking’s best practices.

Sustainable solutions

In many parts of the world, corneal transplantation is limited by a lack of foundation and advanced clinical training. Eversight is one of the first organizations to provide training to physicians and healthcare professionals in regions most affected by preventable blindness. We are working with some of the leading corneal surgeons in the world to share skills and expertise with physicians in Jordan, Pakistan and Palestine so they can offer better options for patients and support the development of eye banks in their home countries.

Meeting a global need

Successful eye bank operations begin at the local community level, cultivating meaningful relationships and fostering positive change for all things impacting donation and transplantation. Collaboration with local healthcare professionals, as well as community and religious leaders, opens channels for dialogue, builds trust and understanding and overcomes challenges to donation. In Pakistan, by engaging in the development and implementation of effective and culturally appropriate donation systems, Eversight and our partners are increasing the number of locally provided tissues available for transplant to assist the nearly 165,000 Pakistanis suffering from corneal blindness.

If you are interested in clinical training opportunities or an eye bank development project, please contact Eversight.

A world of difference

Dr. Richard Gieser has gone on mission trips in 19 countries outside the U.S., and he has traveled to Sudan to care for patients 14 times. Why? “Because there’s a great need,” he said. “The transplants are performed on people who couldn’t afford them otherwise. Eversight is always gracious about supplying the tissue.”

‘Their gifts are going to live on’

Your support helps us deliver critical eye care to the world’s most remote and impoverished regions via medical mission trips. Dr. Eli Moses used humanitarian Eversight tissue in the Philippines and restored sight for patients whose hope for better vision had nearly run out.
Read more about Dr. Moses traveling to the Philippines

Our mission in action

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2018 Impact Report
You and so many others share this mission with us. Because of you, we have the privilege... read more
In 2018, Eversight helped provide the gift of sight to 8,033 people through corneal transplantation. Full Story
Eversight Awards 2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019 — Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the... read more
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019 — Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research to investigators at leading academic institutions. Full Story
Eversight Names Vision Scientist Onkar Sawant Director of Research
CLEVELAND, July 10, 2019 — Eversight announces the appointment of Onkar B. Sawant,... read more
CLEVELAND, July 10, 2019 — Eversight announces the appointment of Onkar B. Sawant, Ph.D., as Director of Research to oversee the organization’s extensive research initiatives. Full Story
David Bosch Named Eversight President/CEO
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors today announced the... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors today announced the appointment of David Bosch as president/CEO of the nonprofit organization. Full Story
Eversight and Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital unveil eye bank in Pakistan
The first of three new world-class eye banks through an Eversight collaboration with... read more
The first of three new world-class eye banks through an Eversight collaboration with Pakistani medical professionals and vision health organizations has opened at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan—a project years in the making. Full Story
Shaping our future
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight announced the appointment of three new members to its... read more
Eversight announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Danielle E. Foster, Dr. Shahzad I. Mian and Katheryne L. Zelenock. Full Story
Eversight awarded major grant for community outreach
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight is advancing support for the elimination of corneal... read more
Major grant fueling key aspect of Eversight mission. Full Story
Study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period
Efforts from the largest clinical trial in the field of corneal diseases and surgery is... read more
CPTS was a nationwide study with 36 participating clinical sites, including more than 50 corneal surgeons and 23 participating eye banks. Full Story
Jan Phillips is giving back
When Jan Phillips lost her sight, she thought to herself, “What am I missing the... read more
Jan Phillips is enjoying all the sights life has to offer thanks to eye donation and corneal transplantation. She’s so thankful she dedicated her birthday this year to raising money for Eversight and our sight-saving mission. We think that’s pretty incredible! Full Story
Persistence personified
Gerry Bouey wanted a job. As the third child of six in a blue-collar Detroit home,... read more
Gerry Bouey thought he had it all—the big job and the corner office in downtown Detroit. Then Gerry lost his sight, and it felt like everything was snatched away. But a cornea transplant restored Gerry’s vision … and gave him a whole new purpose. Full Story