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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`


n.
a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal defects.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.eye bank - a place for storing and preserving corneas that are obtained from human corpses immediately after death; used for corneal transplantation to patients with corneal defects
bank - a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
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The Chinese team of Doctors and paramedics has successfully completed the free eye surgeries in which 531 cataract patients were operated from poor and needy background during 9 to 19 January, at Pakistan Eye Bank Society Hospital, North Karachi.
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Indrananda Abeysekera, Chairman of Sri Lanka - China Association of Social and Cultural Cooperation, senior manager of International Eye Bank Sri Lanka, donated the corneas in Shandong Province.
According to the Pakistan Eye Bank Society, there is a dire need to launch a movement for eye donation in Pakistan as blindness was on the rise in the country.
The minister toured the hospital's sections, including outpatient clinics, radiology section, diabetes center, operating rooms, intensive care unit, medical television, laboratory, eye bank, stem cell laboratory, central pharmacy and the outpatient clinics pharmacy.
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