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Special Announcement: Breaking News

The Eye Bank Association of America has recognized Lions VisionGift's Medical Director, Dr. Mark Terry, with their highest honor, awarding him the 2016 Paton Award for contributions to eye banking from a cornea surgeon. Follow this link for more information on this prestigious honor.

Restoring Sight, Renewing Lives

About Lions VisionGift.

Lions VisionGift building

The gift of sight is something that many people don't fully appreciate until they're faced with the impacts of their own failing sight, or that of their loved ones. Fortunately, sightlessness due to cornea disease or dysfunction is something which can be repaired, and that's where Lions VisionGift comes in.

Through the generosity of brave donors and their families, our organization is able to provide safe and effective cornea grafts for sight restoring surgeries throughout the state and across the nation. Since our inception in 1975, more than 28,000 individuals have received sight-restoring transplants. We are also very proud of our tradition as innovators in our industry as well as our contributions to valuable global research initiatives.

News & Events.

First LVG prepared DMEK transplanted

Processing Technician Reaches 1,000 DMEK Peels Milestone

DMEK cornea transplants have been growing in popularity for the past three years, and Lions VisionGift was certainly on the forefront of the eye bank prepared DMEK trend. To wit, we've performed so many of these cuts that one of our processing technicians has just reached an impressive milestone - read on to learn more..

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Dr. Miguel Rio Del Amo

Welcoming Khoa Tran, Ph.D.

From our significant contribution to peer-review journals to our presence at important ocular medicine conferences, we’re always seeking new ways to improve processes and bolster our capabilities.  To that end, we’re thrilled to announce the addition of Khoa Tran, Ph.D. to our Research and Development team at Lions VisionGift. Dr. Tran can be reached via Email at

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