Lions: Large, chiefly nocturnal mammals of the cat family FELIDAE, species Panthera leo. They are found in Africa and southern Asia.Sea Lions: A group comprised of several species of aquatic carnivores in different genera, in the family Otariidae. In comparison to FUR SEALS, they have shorter, less dense hair.Corneal Transplantation: Partial or total replacement of the CORNEA from one human or animal to another.Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.Endothelium, Corneal: Single layer of large flattened cells covering the surface of the cornea.Eye Banks: Centers for storing various parts of the eye for future use.Keratoplasty, Penetrating: Partial or total replacement of all layers of a central portion of the cornea.Tissue Preservation: The process by which a tissue or aggregate of cells is kept alive outside of the organism from which it was derived (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty: A surgical procedure or KERATOPLASTY involving selective stripping and replacement of diseased host DESCEMET MEMBRANE and CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM with a suitable and healthy donor posterior lamella. The advantage to this procedure is that the normal corneal surface of the recipient is retained, thereby avoiding corneal surface incisions and sutures.Tissue Banks: Centers for acquiring, characterizing, and storing organs or tissue for future use.Tissue Donors: Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.Cornea: The transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye consisting of five layers: stratified squamous CORNEAL EPITHELIUM; BOWMAN MEMBRANE; CORNEAL STROMA; DESCEMET MEMBRANE; and mesenchymal CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM. It serves as the first refracting medium of the eye. It is structurally continuous with the SCLERA, avascular, receiving its nourishment by permeation through spaces between the lamellae, and is innervated by the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE via the ciliary nerves and those of the surrounding conjunctiva which together form plexuses. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy: Disorder caused by loss of endothelium of the central cornea. It is characterized by hyaline endothelial outgrowths on Descemet's membrane, epithelial blisters, reduced vision, and pain.Organ Preservation: The process by which organs are kept viable outside of the organism from which they were removed (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).Corneal Stroma: The lamellated connective tissue constituting the thickest layer of the cornea between the Bowman and Descemet membranes.Macula Lutea: An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Corneal Diseases: Diseases of the cornea.Pinnipedia: The suborder of aquatic CARNIVORA comprising the WALRUSES; FUR SEALS; SEA LIONS; and EARLESS SEALS. They have fusiform bodies with very short tails and are found on all sea coasts. The offspring are born on land.Organ Culture Techniques: A technique for maintenance or growth of animal organs in vitro. It refers to three-dimensional cultures of undisaggregated tissue retaining some or all of the histological features of the tissue in vivo. (Freshney, Culture of Animal Cells, 3d ed, p1)Cell Count: The number of CELLS of a specific kind, usually measured per unit volume or area of sample.Eye Diseases: Diseases affecting the eye.Eye Movements: Voluntary or reflex-controlled movements of the eye.Blood Banks: Centers for collecting, characterizing and storing human blood.Puma: A genus in the family FELIDAE comprising one species, Puma concolor. It is a large, long-tailed, feline of uniform color. The names puma, cougar, and mountain lion are used interchangeably for this species. There are more than 20 subspecies.Panthera: Genus in the family FELIDAE comprised of big felines including LIONS; TIGERS; jaguars; and the leopard.Eye Injuries: Damage or trauma inflicted to the eye by external means. The concept includes both surface injuries and intraocular injuries.Animals, ZooFelidae: The cat family in the order CARNIVORA comprised of muscular, deep-chested terrestrial carnivores with a highly predatory lifestyle.Carnivora: An order of MAMMALS, usually flesh eaters with appropriate dentition. Suborders include the terrestrial carnivores Fissipedia, and the aquatic carnivores PINNIPEDIA.Dry Eye Syndromes: Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.Animals, Wild: Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.Eye Abnormalities: Congenital absence of or defects in structures of the eye; may also be hereditary.Eye Burns: Injury to any part of the eye by extreme heat, chemical agents, or ultraviolet radiation.Eye Enucleation: The surgical removal of the eyeball leaving the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact.Eye Color: Color of the iris.Vesicular Exanthema of Swine: A calicivirus infection of swine characterized by hydropic degeneration of the oral and cutaneous epithelia.Sperm Banks: Centers for acquiring and storing semen.Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline: A species of LENTIVIRUS, subgenus feline lentiviruses (LENTIVIRUSES, FELINE) isolated from cats with a chronic wasting syndrome, presumed to be immune deficiency. There are 3 strains: Petaluma (FIP-P), Oma (FIP-O) and Puma lentivirus (PLV). There is no antigenic relationship between FIV and HIV, nor does FIV grow in human T-cells.Leontopithecus: The genus of lion tamarins in the subfamily CALLITRICHINAE. The common name refers to the mane on the shoulders.DelawareTransvestism: Disorder characterized by recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing in a heterosexual male. The fantasies, urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other areas of functioning. (from APA, DSM-IV, 1994)Williams Syndrome: A disorder caused by hemizygous microdeletion of about 28 genes on chromosome 7q11.23, including the ELASTIN gene. Clinical manifestations include SUPRAVALVULAR AORTIC STENOSIS; MENTAL RETARDATION; elfin facies; impaired visuospatial constructive abilities; and transient HYPERCALCEMIA in infancy. The condition affects both sexes, with onset at birth or in early infancy.Schools: Educational institutions.PhiladelphiaWestern Australia: A state in western Australia. Its capital is Perth. It was first visited by the Dutch in 1616 but the English took possession in 1791 and permanent colonization began in 1829. It was a penal settlement 1850-1888, became part of the colonial government in 1886, and was granted self government in 1890. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1329)Macular Degeneration: Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Emergency Services, Psychiatric: Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.Air Ambulances: Fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters equipped for air transport of patients.Emergency Medical Technicians: Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Emergency Medicine: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
  • Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, Lions have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Through professional training, healthcare system development and wide spread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness. (lionsclubs.org)
  • In the battle to fight a major cause of preventable blindness, the Carter Center's River Blindness Program and Lions Clubs International Foundation are celebrating the delivery of more than 50 million Mectizan® treatments in 11 countries in Africa and the Americas since 1996. (cartercenter.org)
  • The worm's offspring swarm through the body, especially the skin and eyes, eventually causing river blindness, also known as onchocerciasis. (cartercenter.org)
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation has provided The Carter Center with U.S.$24.1 million in grants since 1996 to prevent blindness in Africa and the Americas. (cartercenter.org)
  • Local Lions, in conjunction with The Carter Center and ministries of health, hold river blindness educational workshops for villagers, community leaders, and policy makers," said Moses Katabarwa, Carter Center epidemiologist for the River Blindness Program and a Lion. (cartercenter.org)
  • Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW), stakeholders, and city officials gathered on January 25, 2018, for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the new Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin facility. (wisc.edu)
  • Madison, WI, March 13, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) hosted its annual Crystal Vision Awards ceremony on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Best Western Premier in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. (doctorsoutlook.com)
  • At the Friday night banquet, Beth Binnion, CEBT, was recognized for her lifelong dedication to eye banking in Cincinnati and received the 2018 Heise Award. (restoresight.org)
  • 1 Georgia Lions Eye Bank v. ... Rochester Eye & Human Parts Bank, Inc., 136 /\lise. (ask.com)
  • Twenty-eight fresh donor eyes (Georgia Lions Eye Bank) ranging in age from four months to 87 years were used for an in vitro study to determine the feasibility of obtaining accurate anterior chamber diameter measurements with our Scheimpflug ultraviolet-visible slitlamp densitography apparatus. (osti.gov)
  • Hughes then worked to find an eye surgeon. (go.com)
  • Dr. Parveen Nagra, a corneal surgeon at Wills Eye Institute, agreed to perform the surgery after hearing Tom's story. (go.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes with eye bank pre-cut and surgeon-dissected donor grafts for DSEK. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Your eye surgeon will determine which procedure is best for you based on your condition. (utah.edu)
  • Your eye surgeon will determine if you will need medications during your recovery. (utah.edu)
  • Successful corneal transplantation requires a cooperative effort between your eye surgeon and you. (utah.edu)
  • We focus on SightLife and CorneaGen as well as local eye banks and how their models differ in terms of tissue procurement, distribution, and surgeon partnership. (dovepress.com)
  • Preloaded, trifolded grafts in Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty require transfer of the trifolding process from the corneal transplant surgeon to the eye bank technician. (ovid.com)
  • He is an experienced LASIK surgeon in Iowa and performs all types of of Laser Eye Surgery procedures including LASIK at Iowa, Custom LASIK and other Laser Vision Correction procedures for Iowa patients. (seewithlasik.com)
  • Dr. Goins is an experienced LASIK surgeon has been providing Laser Eye Surgery with the Excimer Laser for Laser Vision Correction for several years. (seewithlasik.com)
  • However, LASIK Eye Surgery is one of a number of eye surgery procedures for the correction of nearsightedness-or myopia, farsightedness-or hyperopia, and astigmatism, that your LASIK surgeon may suggest as a way to correct your vision if you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. (seewithlasik.com)
  • In the event that you are not a candidate for LASIK or any type of laser eye surgery as a result of being extremely nearsighted, your surgeon may suggest the Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lens to correct your vision. (seewithlasik.com)
  • Technicians at the eye bank match the eye tissue to a list of waiting recipients and then deliver it straight to a requesting surgeon. (craigdailypress.com)
  • Since 1983 he has been a visiting ophthalmic surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital where he was head of the Eye Department for ten years. (whatclinic.com)
  • Iowa Lions Eye Bank is a non-profit service organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of sight through the recovery, processing and distribution of human ocular tissue for transplantation and research, primarily in Iowa, but also throughout the world. (iowalionseyebank.org)
  • O'Day and associates [ 12 ] first suggested using C. albicans strains having divergent ocular pathogenicity to help identify the mechanisms of fungal virulence for the eye. (molvis.org)
  • I enjoy performing normal comprehensive eye exams as well as treating complex ocular issues such as infections, trauma, corneal dystrophies, corneal scars, pterygia, cataracts and other anterior segment problems. (houstoneye.com)
  • Last year, more than 2,800 people suffering from an ocular disease, disorder or injury received a cornea transplant through Heartland Lions Eye Banks. (leaderunion.com)
  • The fellow will also be competent in the diagnosis and treatment of external diseases of the eye, including ocular surface malignancies. (ohsu.edu)
  • The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a scientific, not-for-profit, peer group organization founded in 1976 to facilitate the provision of transplantable cells and tissues of uniform high quality in quantities sufficient to meet national needs. (donoralliance.org)
  • Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. (e-clubhouse.org)
  • Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. (e-clubhouse.org)
  • If you attended EBAA's Annual Meeting last month, you probably came away with at least a few ideas that you wanted to implement at your eye bank or organization…have you acted on any of them? (restoresight.org)
  • 12. The combination of claim 2 , wherein said implant comprises a layer of retinal cells from a donor eye, said cells in said layer having the same cell to cell organization as in the donor eye. (google.com)
  • Lions Clubs International is a service organization whose mission is "to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. (nih.gov)
  • VisionFirst is a non-profit organization founded by the Lions of Indiana in 1959, headquartered in Indianapolis. (wbiw.com)
  • The organization was founded in 1969 by the Lions of the Pacific Northwest, a service organization that is synonymous with the preservation of sight. (alcon.com)
  • Established in July 1997, the Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital (LSEH) is a charitable organization, comprehensive eye care institution committed to delivering high quality treatment and care for patients offering, embracing all socio-economic backgrounds. (lionsloresho.org)
  • By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. (e-clubhouse.org)
  • The international office provides area program chairpersons and club volunteers with resources and information for conducting eye health and diabetes awareness programs. (nih.gov)
  • Lions Clubs International supports many other programs that may or may not be health related, such as Hearing Preservation, Awareness and Action, Disaster Preparedness and Relief, Environmental Services, International Relations, Lions Services for Children, and Lions Opportunities for Youth programs. (nih.gov)
  • Each year, the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR) raises awareness for the more than 285 million blind and visually impaired people throughout the world. (bioflorida.com)
  • Enzymatic activity and gene regulation within many tissues is dependent upon a consistent supply of vitamin A, therefore tissues such as the eye, possess cyclic series of reactions to regenerate biologically active vitamin A such as a visual chromophore 11- cis -retinal. (mdpi.com)
  • The eye bank is criticizing Hall for declining to sign a working protocol for handling donated eye tissues, as outlined by statute, and alleges that coroner denials or restrictions on donations have climbed 800 percent under her administration. (dailycamera.com)
  • Austin said that by the eye bank's records, there were 16 Boulder County cases in 2013 in which donations of eye tissues were denied by the coroner or delayed beyond time frames compatible with tissue preservation, and that in the previous year, there were 12. (dailycamera.com)
  • The Northwest Lions Foundation is dedicated to bringing sound back to the lives of those with hearing loss and restoring sight to the blind. (nlfoundation.org)
  • The Northwest Lions Foundation is dedicated to restoring sight to the blind. (nlfoundation.org)
  • Ruth Morrill, the Club's Sight Chairperson, contacted the Northwest Lions Foundation to set up a Patient Care Grant . (nlfoundation.org)
  • Volunteers operate and/or support a wide variety of projects, such as recreational camps for the visually impaired, eye banks, used-eyeglass recycling centers, international health missions, guide dog schools, research facilities, clinics, and more. (nih.gov)
  • Recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board as a specialist training Centre, the Hospital has grown to be the biggest eye hospital in the East African Region and serves all communities and cultures of the country using the most modern eye-care equipment in the country. (lionsloresho.org)
  • Lions Hearing Centre is equipped to provide a well-rounded approach to your hearing health care needs. (lionsloresho.org)
  • We are conveniently located within the Lions Service Centre and offers a full range of dental services for adults and children. (lionsloresho.org)
  • The Iowa Lions Eye Bank also plays a central role in research. (uiowa.edu)
  • Iowa Lions Eye Bank is an innovative leader providing quality tissue, education, research and support to those who serve the sight impaired. (uiowa.edu)
  • We're committed to engaging in cutting edge research activities that will revolutionize our understanding and treatment of eye disease. (uiowa.edu)
  • In that time, they have been a leader among eye banks nationwide in teaching and innovative research. (uiowa.edu)
  • Contains eye research and therapies for reducing vision loss. (botw.org)
  • LEITR will now expand from exclusively procuring eye tissue to assuming responsibility for procurement of bone, skin, heart valves, connective tissue and veins used in surgeries and medical research at hospitals throughout Florida. (biospace.com)
  • As part of the federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind. (nih.gov)
  • They are expected to provide respectful interactions with the faculty, residents and staff of the Casey Eye Institute and to engage in teaching and research along with their clinical duties. (ohsu.edu)
  • Fellows also have access to our internationally renowned affiliate Lions VisionGift, which is the state- of-the-art Portland eye bank involved in basic science research, surgical training and international outreach. (ohsu.edu)
  • Without intervention, Cassidy's eye would go completely blind. (nlfoundation.org)
  • Lions proudly support recreational camps that are customized to meet the special needs of children and adults who are blind or who have severe vision loss. (lionsclubs.org)
  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, an active Lions Clubs member, said, "Fighting blinding diseases has profound significance, not just for me as an interested observer, but for the child who will never go blind and for his parents and grandparents, who now have hope their lives can improve. (cartercenter.org)
  • Lions have been 'Knights of the Blind' for nearly 80 years. (cartercenter.org)
  • Before Robin McKenna's cornea transplant, the Colorado Springs resident was virtually blind in both eyes. (denverpost.com)
  • In many cases, patients with specific eye disorders are given access to new treatments before they are available to the general public. (lei.org.au)
  • This is one of the LEI's major strengths, enabling new developments and treatments for these blinding eye conditions to be not only developed further but also made available to patients attending our clinical facility. (lei.org.au)
  • We are pleased to offer upcoming clinical trials including three Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) studies. (houstoneye.com)
  • We are dedicated to achieving excellence across our eye health clinical services, education, rehabilitation and sight enhancement services, eye bank and rural community outreach. (lionsloresho.org)
  • Lions Sightfirst Eye Hospital Laboratory is a full service clinical laboratory which offers a comprehensive range of tests using advanced instrumentation and technically proven methodologies as well as the utmost personal attention. (lionsloresho.org)
  • The Celebration of Life Monument was developed by Utah's "Donate Life Coalition," to memorialize the names of persons who donated their organs, eyes, and/or tissue (including bone) as a gift of life to others. (standard.net)
  • As we get older our bodies age, from our skin and joints to organs and muscles, but our eyes age too. (lionsloresho.org)
  • Eyes are different in that they do not meet the same strict requirements as other organs regarding ventilator usage. (redwoodfallsgazette.com)
  • The EBAA is the national accrediting agency for eye banks. (wikipedia.org)
  • During our Annual Meeting, EBAA announced an eye bank-specific insurance program that goes beyond traditional property-casualty insurance to include coverage for tissue delayed in transit, recall expenses and liability protection for your Medical Director. (restoresight.org)