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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 Khammam Eye Bank, which has a great reputation for promoting voluntary eye donation in a huge way, that has recently introduced Nityannadanam scheme for the attendants of in-patients at the district head-office hospital here.
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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.
The bank accepts tissue from donors in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England--with services from the Midlands down covered by the eye bank in Bristol.
The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) has expressed its displeasure to the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) regarding comments AATB made to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the donor testing and screening of corneal tissue.
KKESH eye bank is an international member of The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA).
The national eye bank at a hospital in Karantina has made vast progress in regulating local cornea donations that used to have a waiting time of several years and almost no oversight before 2000, said Elias Warrak from St George University Hospital.
Hours after the tragic accident, his corneas were removed at the Makati Medical Center and donated by his mother, actress Ali Sotto, to the Eye Bank Foundation.
There's also an increased awareness of transplantation, thanks to the strong Eye Bank and Organ Recovery Agency helping to disseminate information to the public.
The injured need donations now from the eye bank and can't wait until one of the donors passes away so they can be able to see again," Adel Meseih told DNE.
They lauded the National Eye Bank and the Corneal Transplantation teams at AIIMS and across the country for their efforts to illuminate the lives of those in need.