Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

Meet us in Kansas City!

We’ll be at the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology’s Annual Meeting, February 8 & 9, 2019.

Connect with our Saving Sight staff in at the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology’s Annual Meeting. Saving Sight representatives will be available to speak with you at our booth. Learn more about our pre-loaded DSAEK and DMEK tissue services, or find out more about getting your patients started with Vital Tears.

Interested in setting up a time to meet with our team at KCO&O? Contact our Business Development Manager, Kevin Wright.

 

PRE-LOADED DMEK

Get started with DMEK surgeries by utilizing Saving Sight’s prepared and pre-loaded options.

PRE-LOADED DSAEK

Our prepared and pre-loaded DSAEK tissue can save you valuable time in the operating room.

VITAL TEARS®

Experience autologous serum eye drops made easy! As a Vital Tears® co-founder, we provide this custom solution for your patients.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Partnerships Advancing Ocular Research

Saving Sight is proud to attend ARVO 2019 both as a vendor and a research poster presentation partner.

Visit Us at ARVO 2019, Exhibit #842

Our Saving Sight team is looking forward to seeing you at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC. As your dedicated partner in vision restoration and ocular research, we’re focused on delivering solutions that work for you. Learn more about our simple and convenient services for eye care professionals and those involved in the ocular research community below.

Research Collaboration

We provide tissues for research and education, and partner to support projects that advance sight restoration.
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Tissue Services

Saving Sight offers the latest innovations in preparing tissue for corneal transplant, including pre-loaded DMEK and DSAEK.
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Vital Tears

Experience autologous serum tears made easy with our innovative production, delivery and billing system.

Connect With Us

Exhibition Hall

Saving Sight will be at booth number 842 in the Exhibition Hall at the Vancouver Convention Center between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 1.

Poster Presentations

April 30, 2019, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Vancouver Convention Center Exhibit Hall
Posterboard #B0497: Factors associated with eye bank descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty processing damage
Authors: Gabriel M. Rand, Patrick Gore, Lynn Forest-Smith, Tina Livesay, Roy S. Chuck

April 30, 2019, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Vancouver Convention Center Exhibit Hall
Posterboard #B0501: An analysis of eye bank donor corneas stored in Optisol GS and Life4°C solutions
Authors: Daniel J. Polla, Gabriel M. Rand, Patrick Gore, Lynn Forest-Smith, Tina Livesay, Roy S. Chuck

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Research Advancing Sight Restoration

Hear more from our research partners at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as they talk about their experience working with Saving Sight. Together, the two organizations are co-authors on two research poster presentations at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Thomas’ Legacy Lives on Through the Gift of Sight and Research

“To know Tommy, he preferred Thomas, was to know someone who was helpful, respectful, loyal, and enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his dog. Thomas was happiest working with his hands and going hiking, camping, and riding his motorcycle,” says his...

Top Takeaways from AAO 2019

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting was held in San Francisco this October. This meeting is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, bringing together leaders from around the world. Our Saving Sight Team attends each year...

Continued Collaboration Leads to Further Study of the Development of Myopia

Kansas City, Mo., August 21, 2019 – Jody Summers, PhD, professor of cell biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, studies the extracellular matrix of the sclera and changes associated with myopia development. Myopia is largely regulated by the...

New Findings Shed Light on Donor Cornea Storage Solutions

Previous studies in the field of corneal transplantation have determined the importance of endothelial cell density in the health of corneal tissue grafts in terms of graft success rate. According to new research presented this week at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the...

New Findings Presented on Factors Associated with DMEK Processing Damage

According to new research presented this week at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Vancouver, several potential risk factors, including donor...

The Value of Research Collaborations – Eye Banks and Researchers

Saving Sight is honored to be co-authors with Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine on two research presentations at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Collaborating with...

Fight for Sight and Saving Sight Announce Grant Awardee

Kansas City, Mo. (July 5, 2018) – Nonprofit organizations Fight for Sight and Saving Sight have awarded a $2500 scholarship to Boston University School of Medicine student, Min Tae Kim, for his study of how type 2 diabetes effects corneal wound healing and repair. In...
Dr. Gabriel Rand, Patrick Gore, Lynn Forest-Smith and Dr. Roy Chuck at ARVO 2018

New Findings Show Diabetes in Eye Bank Donors Does Not Impact Corneal Transplant Suitability

With the rise in diabetes, discussion over the quality of corneal transplant tissue from diabetic donors in US eye banks is of concern. According to new research presented this week at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology...

Saving Sight and Fight for Sight Announce Funding of Two Student Fellowship Awards

Kansas City, Mo. (January 8, 2018) – Today, non-profit organizations Saving Sight and Fight for Sight announced the joint funding of two new Summer Student Fellowships. The grants will be available to undergraduate, graduate or medical students conducting research...

Researchers One Step Closer to Finding New Treatment for Myopia

Kansas City, Mo. (May 11, 2017) – The millions projected to be diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness, in the coming years may soon have an option other than corrective eyewear or refractive surgery to restore their vision. According to new research presented this...

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

ASCRS 2019

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the America Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Annual Meeting in San Diego!

Let’s Connect at ASCRS

Are you headed to San Diego for the 2019 ASCRS Annual Meeting? Our Saving Sight team will be in attendance and will be on hand to connect with you. As your dedicated partner in vision restoration, we’re focused on delivering innovative solutions that work for you. Learn more about our simple and convenient services for eye care professionals below.

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Pre-loaded DMEK

Prepared, preloaded and shipped in a modified Jones tube.

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Pre-loaded DSAEK

Prepared, preloaded and shipped in an EndoGlide™ Ultrathin inserter.

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Vital Tears

Experience autologous serum tears made easy with our innovative production, delivery and billing system.

Our Team is Here for You

Lynn Forest-Smith
Director of Business Development

Patrick Gore
Chief Business Development Officer

Kevin Wright
Business Development Manager

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)

Let’s Connect at ESCRS

Are you headed to Paris for the 2019 ESCRS Annual Meeting? Patrick Gore, Chief Business Development Officer for Saving Sight, will be in attendance and looks forward to connecting with you. As your dedicated partner in vision restoration, we’re focused on delivering innovative solutions that work for you.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

AAO 2019

See you in San Francisco this October!

Saving Sight, Simple & Convenient

This October at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Annual Meeting, our Saving Sight Team is looking forward to connecting you to our full range of
simple and convenient solutions for ophthalmologists.

Pre-loaded DMEK

Prepared to your specifications, our preloaded DMEK tissue can save you time in the OR.

Pre-loaded DSAEK

Pre-punched to your request and loaded into an EndoGlide Ultrathin tissue carrier.

Vital Tears

Experience autologous serum tears made easy with Vital Tears!

Catch Up With the Saving Sight Team!

Our Saving Sight team will be in attendance at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Annual meeting in San Francisco and we’d love to have the opportunity to check in with you while you’re there. Reach out to our Business Development Team either beforehand or while you’re there and they’ll be happy to schedule time to catch up. 

Patrick Gore

Chief Business Development Officer

Lynn Forest-Smith

Director of Business Development

Kevin Wright

Business Development Manager