CorneaGen COVID-19 Update

March 23, 2020

Dear Cornea Surgeons,

We are thinking of you and wishing the best for each of you during this challenging time.

To do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, CorneaGen has decided to process only urgent tissue requests effective March 27, 2020. In the interest of local, national, and global health and recommendations put forth by AAO, ASCRS, ASCA, OOSS, we will only be providing urgently requested tissue domestically after March 27th.

As always, we are here for you and want to help ensure the safety of you, your team, and your patients and will be ready to continue helping you whenever needed. Also, during this time we have had many requests to access our extensive library of free trainings. You may always access those here.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. For emergency tissue requests, please email or call (877) 682-8502.

Yours in eliminating corneal blindness,

Monty Montoya
President & CEO


March 19, 2020

As organizations adapt their working arrangements to slow the spread of COVID-19 it’s more important than ever to stay coordinated and provide the clarity needed to continue to provide service for our partners, our surgeons, and their patients.
To stay in alignment with health official recommendations, we have directed most of our non-operational staff to work from home.  We do this for the safety of our entire staff population and to specifically reduce additional risk of exposure for our dedicated processing and operational staff. Our priorities are to protect the long-term health of our mission to eliminate corneal blindness while continuing to serve you and your patients and take care of our staff the best we can.
In addition to the standard safety precautions outlined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) we have initiated advanced COVID-19 screening of all recovered corneas including additional donor screening of diagnosis or exposure to COVID-19.

Our operations continue at 100% capacity and we want to assure you that we’re committed to supporting our surgeon partners and their patients.

These are unprecedented times of challenge. We at CorneaGen value our relationship with all our customers, partners and employees and will always honor the precious gift of tissue donation. We’re dedicated to our mission of eliminating corneal blindness worldwide by 2040. Now, more than ever, we hold this mission as our unfaltering guiding star.

Should you have specific questions, please reach out to your CorneaGen business contact.