Eye Donation Month is held each November to help bring awareness to the importance of eye donation. All month long, Miracles In Sight, (with the help of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)) will help generate awareness about the need for eye donation, common misconceptions about the process, and life-changing opportunities that are created when recipients regain their sight through corneal transplants. This year, the theme is “A Community of Compassion”– the many people working together in various roles, driven by collective passion to #restoresight. The intention is to inspire individuals to register as donors, and highlight the mission of EBAA member eye banks to #restoresight worldwide.
Winston-Salem, NC (July 28, 2021) – Ingrid Schunder began her career in eye banking in 1999 in Austin Texas at the Lone Star Lions Eye Bank. During her 13 years there, she performed all aspects of eye banking in her role as Technical Director. In 2016 she earned her MBA in leadership and was promoted to the Vice President of Donor Logistics. Ingrid’s responsibilities included the day-to-day logistical operations of the donor recovery process, hospital development, Medical Examiner and Coroner relationships in North and South Carolina as well as Central Texas. In 2020, Ingrid led the project for the acquisition of the Lone Star Eye Bank, now Miracles In Sight, Lone Star Division.
Merakris Announces Agreement With Miracles In Sight Eye Bank To Supply Opticyte® Repair Grafts to Eye Surgeons
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Research Triangle Park-based biotechnology company Merakris Therapeutics has reached an agreement with Miracles In Sight (MIS) to supply Opticyte® Amniotic Ophthalmic Repair Grafts to MIS-affiliated eye surgeons in three states.Read More
February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, designed to spotlight the incredible work of so many women in STEM who pave the way for future generations. The EBAA took a full week this year to showcase a number of women leaders in the field of ophthalmology, including our very own VP of Surgical Applications, Kristen McCoy. Read more about Kristen’s journey in the sciences, that led her to her current position at MIS, from her EBAA interview below.
Although November is Eye Donation Month, Miracles In Sight also wants to make sure not to overlook an important day for the entire nation. November 11 is Veterans Day, which is especially meaningful for MIS since the organization is proud to have several veterans of the United States Military on staff.
Established in 1981, EBAA Accreditation is the gold standard for eye banking. Recognized by FDA, CDC and other federal agencies, this program ensures consistently safe, quality ocular tissue by confirming that our Medical Standards, which are endorsed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are consistently followed by all eye bank staff. EBAA Accreditation is open to all entities that perform one or more eye banking functions, regardless of their EBAA membership status.