Earlier this month, we received a message from Kyle Mayl, Corporate Relationship Coordinator for SEE International. SEE International provides essential and transformative eye care and surgery worldwide by bringing volunteers and partners together to care for the people who need it most. They work side-by-side with local doctors and clinics to improve access to high-quality eye care and surgery. Their mission is to break the cycle of hardship that visual impairment causes, making patients, families, and communities healthier and stronger.
Kyle helps coordinate interactions and initiatives between SEE International and organizations like BioTissue. In his message to Dion Maclin, Business Development Manager, and Roger Insua, Customer Service Manager, Kyle thanked them for the support of BioTissue in helping them in their mission. The message reads, “I mainly wanted to thank you and show you the impact you made in El Progreso, Honduras, with your generous donation of an AmnioGraft. Attached are photos of the patient whose life was transformed with the help of the AmnioGraft.”
He then shared Dr. Braswell’s explanation of the operation and the patient’s story.
“This gentleman sustained a significant corneal laceration that required removal of his normal, anatomical lens ~ 3 years ago. With a corneal scar that had difficulty healing and no lens, his vision was Count Fingers at two feet only in the left eye. We took our time, sutured in an implant, removed corneal scar tissue, and used the BioTissue amniotic membrane. The next day, he saw 20/100!! Considering the procedure was nearly 2 hours long with multiple surgical steps, this is somewhat of a miracle,” wrote Dr. Braswell.
Kyle went on to say, “We are grateful to Dr. Braswell and his team for participating in this program in El Progreso, Honduras, as well as the generous donation from BioTissue, Inc., which helped immensely in this surgery.”
Stories like this are a testament to the healing capabilities of our platform technology. Thank you, Dion and Roger, for working together to ensure our in-kind donations make a difference worldwide.