Part of the University of Minnesota, a world-class research institution, Lions Gift of Sight strongly supports ophthalmology research efforts.

As an organization specializing in eye donation, Lions Gift of Sight actively recovers research eye tissue, and about one-half of the donated eyes received by the eye bank are distributed for research and education. Lions Gift of Sight is one of the largest providers of eye tissue for research and medical education in the United States.

Lions Gift of Sight can provide the following tissues for research:

  • Disease-specific tissue
  • Globe – Whole
  • Globe – Posterior
  • Cornea
  • Lens
  • Muscle
  • Optic Nerve
  • Retina
  • Sclera – Whole and Quarter
  • Aqueous Humor
  • Vitreous Humor
  • Disease-specific medical history

Ordering Tissue

If you are a researcher who would like to receive eye tissue from Lions Gift of Sight, please complete our Research Tissue Application or contact:

Ching Yuan, Ph.D.
Research Tissue Processing Team
Direct Line: 612-625-5159
Fax: 612-625-4295
Email: [email protected]