The cornea is the most frequently transplanted part of the human body, and more than 90 percent of cornea transplants performed in the United States are successful.
The Alabama Eye Bank is committed to restoring sight to the visually impaired. If you are suffering from Fuch’s dystrophy, keratoconus or another corneal disease, disorder or injury, the AEB is dedicated to provide you and your surgeon with the highest-quality, safest eye tissue available.
Click here for information on what to expect from corneal transplantation surgery. This information is provided by the Mayo clinic.
Of course, don’t miss our interactive eye anatomy section either and learn more about the eye and how it works.
We invite you to share your transplant story. It’s a great way to encourage people in your community to support eye donation. Click here
Recipient Consent and Release Form
Actual letter sent to a recipient from a donor family
This is one of the most joyful letters that I’ve ever written because I know that you now have the restored sight to read it.
I am 41 years old, a wife, a mother of two, and the youngest of three daughters belonging to a wonderful lady that you also now share a part of. I was so excited to hear that both of our mother’s corneas were used and that someone now has the Gift of Sight because of her. Just knowing that a small part of her lives on means so much. Losing someone you love is never easy, but knowing that two lives were touched in such a special way really does lessen the pain.
We received a portrait of our mother last week and her eyes were really twinkling. My wish for you is that the twinkle in her eyes will shine on through you for many years to come. God bless you and your family. Sincerely,
A Grateful Donor’s Daughter