Cornea donation is necessary for the preservation and restoration of sight.
The cornea is the clear, dome-like window covering the front of the eye, which enables us to see. Injury, hereditary conditions, and disease can damage the cornea, causing severe loss of vision and even blindness. But since 1961, nearly one million corneal transplants have restored sight to adults and children in the U.S.
Almost anyone can donate corneas after they pass on. See below to learn more.