Catalyst Consulting Services, Inc. has launched the Catalyst 4 Change initiative to highlight our client partners pivoting during this time of significant change. We are pleased to highlight the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc. with whom we have had the pleasure to work with since 2014 in the areas of strategic planning, board governance, special event management, and executive placement services.

On June 26, Florida reported 3,327 coronavirus deaths. Had the organization been able to recover and decontaminate tissue from eye and tissue donors, they could have restored sight to 6,654 cornea transplant recipients. Yet, Lions Eye stayed busy, launching OptiGraft™ which enables them to process a cornea that is not suitable or unable to be placed for transplant within 14 days and provides the gift of sight to as many as 16 people with sclera tissue from one donor.

Lions Eye also launched a new UV light applicator research study that looks to validate that UV light destroys cells of the SARS-Cov-2 virus and does not destroy the cells of human DNA (utilizing human cornea research tissue).

To learn more about how you can support these projects or register to give the gift of sight, visit

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