A Message from David N. Ugland, MD of Horizon Eye Care:
The Greatest Gift
Sarah was blind, her sight gradually clouded by a degenerative corneal condition. Over the years, she had to quit work as a receptionist and quit driving. Her eye doctor referred her to the surgeons at Horizon Eye Care in Charlotte, who determined she was a candidate for corneal transplant. They performed this remarkable outpatient procedure on each eye and several months later she was back to her old self – back to her job, back to her driving, and back to enjoying life!
Across the U.S., each year approximately 50,000 patients receive the sight-restoring corneal transplant procedure. The cornea is the front “window” of the eye and is the most commonly and most successfully transplanted organ. These procedures are made possible by a remarkable network consisting of surgeons, hospitals, eye banks and charitable foundations. The most important element, however, is YOU. As an organ donor, you have the opportunity to leave a legacy - to provide the gift of sight. Make a difference in someone’s life! Be an ORGAN DONOR! You can register at the DMV at your next license renewal or better yet, register now at this link.