US Fellows and SightSourcePartner with SightSource Eye Bank and earn credit towards opportunities offered by the eye bank.
The partnership between Sight Source and International Cornea Foundation will create the opportunity for steady market expansion while providing the funding and resources necessary to make advancements within the eye-banking industry. Advancement will be realized through a variety of research and development projects in addition to providing a variety of surgeon specific ‘experiences’ that will either provide continuing education opportunities, encourage further involvement within eyebanking or give back to those less fortunate through International mission work.
What is the mission at Sight Source?
Earn Meaningful Experiences
In an effort to not only differentiate ourselves from other organizations and ocular tissue suppliers but to also show appreciation for our surgeons while contributing to the industry through continuing education, active involvement or mission work; we are providing an ‘experience’ of the surgeon’s choice upon reaching a preset milestone. How is an ‘experience’ earned? An ‘experience’ can be earned in one (1) of two (2) ways:
1) Performing 65 cornea surgeries in which tissue was ordered through Sight Source.
2) A combination of tissues ordered through Sight Source in addition to monetary donations to ICF made by patients of the surgeon.
Either after 65 tissues have been ordered or once a combination of tissues ordered and donations made meet the specified criteria, Sight Source and ICF will contact the surgeon to coordinate the ‘experience’ of their choice.
Eye Bank Experience
During this short 2-3 day visit, the surgeon can expect to see the various stages of the tissue’s journey beginning with receiving the initial potential donor information all the way through to shipping out a surgically cleared & potentially processed tissue for transplant use.
Support the New Procedure Adoption:
This means we will provide prepared DMEK training tissue and a whole eye for practice prior to scheduled surgery, provide various DMEK processing options (Central adhered, Scleral notch, S Stamp, Pre-Punched, Pre-Loaded), & provide a back DSAEK tissue .