In America, there is no waiting list for corneal transplants, but in other parts of the world, they are in dire need. In early March, our team provided 9 corneal tissues to our local surgeon, Dr. Patricia Sierra, who does mission trips to her home country of Honduras.

I am extremely grateful to Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank for donating corneal tissue for multiple mission trips to Honduras over the past 12 years. Thanks to their generosity, we have been able to perform PKPs, DALK and DSAEK transplants in patients with the greatest need. SDSEB also donated tissue for teaching and wet labs with Honduran ophthalmology residents. I know I can always count on SDSEB’s support locally and internationally!

Patricia Sierra, MD

Sacramento Eye Consultants