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Great plains lions eye bank

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Those who suffer the tragedy of death can be a part of the miracle of sight. That's the message from the Great Plains Lions eye bank after a year of restoring vision to nearly 200 people last year with corneal transplants arranged through our local eye bank.

But the need is much greater than that, not just because of eye diseases, but an accident could put someone in your family on the list for a transplant, or face blindness.

Perhaps the greatest misconception about a corneal transplant is that it will change the look of the donor.

Greg says removing the cornea is like taking off a contact lens. It's clear and does not affect the color or look of the person's eyes, but it's the magic lens that can restore sight to another person.

 

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