Corneal blindness is a leading cause of blindness globally and affects people at younger ages than blindness caused by glaucoma or cataracts — and it CAN be reversed.
Yet, more than 10 million people do not have access to the sight-restoring treatment that has been available for 100 years and available on-demand in the United States for almost 30 years.
Outside of the U.S., 99% of the people who need a corneal transplant will go without, because transplant tissue is not available, not affordable, or surgeons’ skills are not sufficient.
Over the next five years KeraLink International will execute a bold strategic plan to restore sight to 50,000 additional people suffering from corneal blindness who do not currently have access to an affordable, available, and accessible cornea that would allow them to see. KeraLink will innovate and create an entirely new system for corneal transplantation, based upon the needs of these patients, rather than competing in a crowded, well served first-world market.
By creating the products and services needed to restore sight to those who have gone without for far too long, our goal is to build a sustainable market for corneal transplantation to serve the 10+ million people still waiting for a corneal transplant.
We will do so while relentlessly reducing costs, increasing availability, and removing complexity in corneal transplantation.
We are choosing to reverse corneal blindness globally.
To achieve this vision, KeraLink will think big, be bold and make the leap in revolutionizing corneal transplantation. Through innovation we will make this treatment sustainably available to the millions of people left behind by the current system.
It takes passion and commitment to spearhead an international effort to end corneal blindness. Our leaders, with decades of experience and dedication to create a new approch to corneal transplant embrace the responsibility that comes with their roles.
Physicians, biotechnology experts, and various business leaders make up KeraLink International's distinguished board of directors. Together, they help lay out our strategic vision, provide governance, and further our humanitarian mission.
With a strong foundation of expertise and a bold strategic plan, we are on a mission to restore sight within the next five years to 50,000 more people who would otherwise remain blind. And those 50,000 people are just the first step in taking the big leap to restore sight to more than 10 million people. KeraLink is stronger than ever and prepared to lead the way in reversing corneal blindness globally.
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