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Eye Donations Needed

One of the best ways to determine what is wrong in eyes with glaucoma is to look for differences between eyes from donors free of disease and from donors with glaucoma.

Information gathered from eyes with glaucoma can help researchers find the cure for this blinding disease. But eye donations are rare, and donations of eyes with glaucoma, rarer still. This precious material would be used by GRSC-funded scientists and the Human Eye Biobank initiative for translational research.

Please Help

If you are interested in donating your eyes after death, visit the website beadonor.ca to register your consent to donate. Registering your consent may be done in person or by mail when renewing your health card with ServiceOntario.

It is important to share your wishes with your family so that they know your wishes and can act on them at the time of your death. This will help ensure the Eye Bank of Canada – Ontario Division can provide your eyes to researchers in Canada.

For more information and frequently asked questions about eye donations, visit the
Eye Bank of Canada – Ontario Division website
.