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eye bank

 
an institution or agency whose primary purpose is to collect, prepare, and supply to ophthalmologists eye tissue for transplantation. Those institutions equipped with special laboratory facilities also conduct research and store eye tissue. The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) coordinates eye banks in the United States and establishes medical ethical standards for the various collecting and distributing agencies throughout the country. Individuals wishing to donate their eyes may make arrangements to do so prior to their death, or the legal next-of-kin may give permission for the donation at the time of death. At the present time, the demand for usable eyes is far greater than the available supply. The address of a nearby eye bank, as well as other information about this service, can be obtained by writing to Eye Bank Association of America, 1015 18th St. NW, Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20036, or by consulting their website at http://www.restoresight.org.

eye bank

A place where corneas of eyes removed after death are preserved for subsequent keratoplasty.

eye bank

n.
A place at which corneas obtained from human bodies immediately after death are stored and preserved for subsequent transplantation to patients with corneal defects.

eye bank

Etymology: AS, eage + It, banca, bench
a facility for collecting and storing corneas and other ocular tissues for transplantation to recipients.

eye bank

Transplantation A repository of corneas obtained from decedents

eye bank

(ī bangk)
A place where corneas of eyes removed after death are preserved for subsequent keratoplasty.

eye bank

A storage place for donated eyes, the corneas of which are to be used for transplantation. Eyes are kept in special solutions at normal refrigerator temperature and must be used within a day or two of donation. Long-term storage of corneas, for limited purposes such as partial-thickness grafting, is possible.
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corneal-scleral rim) cultures, and positive culture reports should be reported to the receiving surgeon or recipient eye bank.
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Data collection templates were sent to the directors of the four currently operational SA eye banks, namely the Gauteng Cornea and Eye Bank in Johannesburg, the Eye Bank Foundation of South Africa in Cape Town, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Cornea and Eye Association in Durban and the Centre for Tissue Engineering (CTE) in Pretoria (which began eye banking in 2012, after the closure of the previously operational Pretoria Eye Bank in 2010).
Professor & Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Mahatme Eye Bank Hospital, Nagpur, India.
KARACHI -- Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo has appreciated the treatment being provided to patients and services of the doctors and para medical staff at Pakistan Eye Bank Society General Hospital at nagan Chowrangi, said a statement issued here on Wednesday.
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Eye Bank Co-ordination & Research Centre' (EBCRC) and other eye banks will issue Eye donor cards through Lawrence & Mayo to each & every donor.
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