There is a chronic undersupply of corneal tissue worldwide. It’s estimated that there is only one donor cornea for every 70 diseased eyes that would benefit from transplant surgery. Estimates show there are up to 30 million patients around the world in need of corneal restoration. Luckily, recent advances in corneal surgery are helping to ease these shortages and hopefully will aid in streamlining the surgical process. Every year, hundreds of corneas donated to eye banks are disqualified from being used due to deferral policies by FDA and the Eye Bank Association of America, mostly out of concern for potential disease transmission. Read More