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International Eye Foundation (IEF)

IEF transforms existing resources toward quality care through greater efficiency, productivity, and sustainability leading to greater numbers of patients receiving sight-saving treatment and surgery.

Founded in 1961 by corneal transplant pioneer John Harry King Jr., MD and Thomas A. Dooley, MD as the International Eye Bank, an arm of CARE/Medico, IEF changed its focus from corneal transplantation to prevention of blinding diseases in 1965 and changed its name to the International Eye Foundation to focus on developing and delivering eye care to underserved communities throughout the developing world.

Contact Information

IEF Headquarters 10801 Connecticut Avenue Kensington
MD 20895

Website www.iefusa.orgabout