Everyone knows that the human eye is made up of distinct parts and regions — the cornea, the retina, the optic nerve, and so on. It is less commonly understood, says Daniel Saban, PhD, that funding for research and treatment of eye disorders tends to be similarly divided and compartmentalized.
Miracles In Sight (MIS) and Jiti Foundation partner together to educate young women from rural India by training them as Certified Ophthalmic Paramedics (COPs). MIS supports their important work in preventing blindness in traditionally underserved regions of India and the world. Eighty percent of blindness in India is completely preventable with timely, basic health care.
We want our families to know just how much we care.
Last year proved to be a very successful year for providing tissue for corneal transplantation. The gift of sight. Sometimes we forget who made this possible, where did the corneal tissue actually come from? It comes from those generous people that registered to be a donor, along with the family that supports and honors their loved one’s decision. It is because of this act of kindness, we are able to continue our mission.
Every day, we work diligently to secure the opportunity to improve a life through corneal donation…
All of the recipient success stories we share are exceptional. From time to time we find something that is extraordinary. Shu Wei is that extraordinary story…MIS shares in his journey from dark to light.
Miracles In Sight takes great pride in partnering with doctors and technical staff at eye banks around the world.
Dr. Uman Mathur, Associate Director with Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, our sister eye bank in Delhi, India was our guest this week at Miracles in Sight… his work in India is very inspiring and we love to hear about the progress he is making in Delhi.
Ingrid Schunder is the Director of Donor Logistics for Miracles In Sight. She has 16 years of experience in eye and tissue donation. Her educational background includes a BA in Psychology and a BS in Education. Prior to working in the field of eye and tissue donation, Ingrid taught high school Spanish and English. Ingrid is currently completing her MBA and leadership studies.Read More