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For Immediate Release

Joseph Beckham  (205) 313-8322


Priscilla Fowler, MD, director of Cornea and External Disease at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently accepted membership to serve on the Global Sight Network (GSN) Medical Advisory Board.

GSN, established four years ago by the Alabama Eye Bank (AEB) in partnership with 32 eye banks nationwide, provides corneas not used for transplants in the United States and preserves them for long-term storage. Among their optical uses are cornea patch grafts and glaucoma shunt surgery.

The Medical Advisory Board (MAB), formed to fulfill states’ requirements to distribute these sight-saving tissues, also provides medical guidance and insight on operations and industry trends to GSN.

“We are so pleased to have Dr. Fowler join us on the MAB. Her knowledge and expertise will add value to our existing well-experienced board. We look forward to drawing from her insights and appreciate her willingness to serve,” Alan Blake, chairman of the MAB, said.

Dr. Fowler received her fellowship in Cornea and External Disease/Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA, in 2011, her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and transitional internship in the Baptist Health System. Fowler graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and received a B.A. in biology at the University of Virginia.



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