The Holland Foundation for Sight Restoration has been established under a 501(c)(3) organization to raise financial resources that will be used to fund critical positions and provide corneal specialists with the resources they need to integrate a treatment protocol for severe ocular surface failure into six planned Centers of Excellence (COE) across the country.
The COE’s will be staffed with corneal specialists who are using Dr. Holland’s protocols. However, because of the lack of funding, some of these practices may not have the resources to provide the labor intensive procedures on a broader scale.
“We have created a foundation to raise money for ophthalmologists to fund necessary positions at their practices and to break down the roadblocks we see challenging treatment for these patients at other institutions,” Dr. Holland told Ocular Surgery News.
In addition to the procedures performed by Dr. Holland and others, a transplant coordinator is a key component of the patients’ recovery. The coordinator manages immunosuppression protocols and tracks all patient labs. The Foundation is structured to provide funding for transplant coordinators for up to three years for each established COEs.
The Foundation will also identify regional nephrologists to provide immunosuppressional assistance at each COE.
With the 501(c)(3) now in place, organizations and individuals can make tax-deductible donations to the foundation.
If you would like to learn more or are considering making a tax-deductible contribution to this important mission, please contact Carri Chandler at [email protected].
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