Southern Eye Bank Celebrates 75 Years of Restoring Sight
Welcome to our 75th Anniversary Celebration!
Join us as we travel through time and celebrate the wonderful results of people working together to share the gift of sight. As Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
75 Years Add Up
Over 56,000 corneal transplantations have been facilitated by Southern Eye Bank over the last 75 years. 56,000!
Imagine if the combined populations of Chalmette, LA and Houma, LA were blind, and had their sight restored. This wonder is the scope of Southern Eye Bank’s fulfillment of its mission “To preserve and restore sight, Southern Eye Bank recovers, processes and distributes donor tissue for ocular surgery and research based on need.”
Southern Eye Bank is humbled by the generosity of every person and organization, who have kept the light of hope alive in good times and in bad throughout our 75 years.
Most humbling of all is the selfless generosity of our donors, without whom tens of thousands of people would remain in darkness. Happy 75! Here’s to 75 more!