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 New View”– this theme celebrates the new perspective on life that corneal transplant recipients experience after having their sight restored, and the change in viewpoint donor families express when the pain of a loved one’s death is at least partially mitigated by the opportunity to share the gift of sight with someone in need of a transplant.
Each year, millions of lives are transformed through corneal donation and transplantation. In 2021, 79,641 corneas were provided for transplant with over a 97% percent success rate. During the 2021 fiscal year, Miracles In Sight provided corneal tissues to over 3,500 transplant recipients throughout the world, thanks to selfless gifts from eye donors and their families.