Peter Dr. Hou and Sung at ARVO

ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) members were surveyed about using donor eye tissue in their research. Their answers?

  • 43% said it was "difficult" or "very difficult" to get enough research tissue for their sight-saving research. 
  • 88% said they would use more research tissue if it was more accessible.
  • 43% said they regularly limit the scope of their work because of difficulty obtaining tissue that meets their needs.

Accessibility to and Quality of Human Eye Tissue for Research: A Cross-Sectional Survey of ARVO Members

Donation for research purposes is a precious gift!

Immunostained retinal microvascular network
Immunostained Retinal Microvascular Network
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Trabecular meshwork cells
Immunostained Cultured Trabecular Meshwork Cells
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