Georgia Eye Bank (GEB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1961. GEB, the exclusive provider of eye banking services in the state of Georgia, operates under strict ethical and professional standards.
It is our goal to provide eye tissue to every Georgian who needs the Gift of Sight.
In the fight against blindness and visual impairment Georgia Eye Bank, Inc. recovers, processes, and provides donor eye tissue for eye surgeries and eye research studies and promotes and provides education pertaining to eye donation.
Every year, Georgia Eye Bank (GEB) directly helps approximately 1,500 people maintain or restore their sight. We also provide solace to grieving donor families by providing an opportunity for something positive to come from the loss of a loved one. In addition, GEB provides education to the public and health care professionals throughout Georgia.
Each week, GEB provides 25+ corneas for transplant in Georgia. We also distribute eye tissue for important research projects which study ocular diseases and disorders. The knowledge gained from these projects help in the development of treatment options to maintain and restore sight.
The only factor that may limit corneal transplantation and donated eye tissue for research is the shortage of eye donations. The solution to increasing eye donation lies in educating the public and healthcare professionals. The more knowledgeable people are about eye donation, the more likely they will be to donate.