San Francisco Eye Bank Aims To Fill Cornea Donation Needs
Last month, a new eye bank opened in Brisbane and has started distributing donated corneas to hospitals for transplant purposes. About 2,000 cornea transplants are performed in the San Francisco Bay Area annually, but there are only about 500 cornea donations annually partly because the region lacked a dedicated eye bank. Officials at the lab, which is operated by the Seattle-based not-for-profit SightLife, said the facility could process up to 3,000 corneas annually for patients with vision impairments.
- "Brisbane: Eye Banks Looks To Boost Cornea Donations" (Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/7).