Accounting for 10% of blindness worldwide, corneal blindness is the second leading cause of blindness after cataracts. It's caused by disease or trauma. A common disease of the cornea is Keratconus, which causes the
RMLEB is a non-profit eye bank foounded in 1982 with sponsorship from the Lions Clubs of Colorado and Wyoming. Our service area encompasses all of Colorado and most of Wyoming. We are a full-service eye bank meaning that in addition to recovering the donor eye tissue, we bring it to our facility where we prepare tissue grafts according to the needs and criteria of the eye surgeons that we work with. We are an international eye bank that places tissue in between 15 to 20 countries around the world annually. Our distribution of tissue starts with local surgeons needs, but expands to national and international placement once after that.