Dr. Francis Price Jr. has brought hundreds of eye surgeons to Indianapolis to train them in how to use
a new cornea transplant technique that has swept the ophthalmology field—DSEK, which stands
for Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty.
Nathan’s Battle Foundation, led by Phil Milto–who has two sons afflicted with the disease–has evolved over 10 years into
what Milto calls a not-for-profit biotech company that has raised money and guided research that resulted in a promising treatment
for Batten disease. Now, some of the gene therapy techniques researchers developed are being applied to other disorders.
Clarian Health this decade has transformed its transplant program into one of the busiest in the country. Its team of surgeons
takes calls around the clock if a viable organ becomes available. They will hop on a charter plane to check out an organ other
doctors don’t want.