SK Lions Eye Bank
The cornea of your eye is like the crystal on a wristwatch - clear.
Infection, injury, and aging can all cause the cornea to become cloudy.
When this happens, light cannot enter your eye; without light, your eye cannot function properly and impairment of vision or blindness results. In a corneal transplant operation, the cloudy cornea is removed and replaced by a healthy, clear cornea from a donor. Because light can once again enter the eye, vision is restored.
To anyone who's been through the process, from light to dark to light again, it really is a medical miracle.
The Lions eye bank in partnership with the Saskatchewan Transplant Program is responsible for the recovery or donated eye tissue. Donor eyes are used for sight restoring corneal transplant surgery and for research and education concerning the prevention of blindness.
The Lions Eye Bank of Saskatchewan has been in operation for over 25 years.