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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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Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 4 (ANI): With only 2 per cent of eye banks active in matters related to cornea donation across the country, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) RP Eye Centre, is planning to use drones to transport cornea tissues to the transplantation centres, said Dr Jeevan Titiyal, Chairman of the National Eye Bank at AIIMS.
KARACHI -- The city's first eye bank established by the Pakistan Eye Bank Society (PEBS) was inaugurated on Wednesday at a ceremony.
But amidst the pain and grief, the family of Kobe Andrei Tejero has chosen to donate his eyes so that others, like Kobe, may live a wonderful and fulfilling life," the Eye Bank Foundation Philippines said in a statement issued on Friday.
In a meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Eye Bank Society(Sindh) in her office she signed the will to donate her eyes and also urged people in general and members of medical community in general to come forward for the cause.
Al-Shifa Trust eye hospital has established an advanced eye bank where people can submit their will for donating cornea.
Madison, WI, May 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) hosted its annual Crystal Vision Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Noah's Event Venue in Madison, Wisconsin.
The eye-bank was set up in collaboration with Ever-sight Eye Bank of the United States.
Addressing at the launch of country's first-ever Eye Bank at the Al-Shifa Eye Trust here, he said the culture of saving lives through donation and transplant should be properly regulated at state-level for the optimal use of organs.
Amman, Dec 1 (Petra) HRH Prince Raad bin Zaid, Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the Eye Bank and the Prevention of Blindness Association, on Saturday attended a ceremony to honor relatives of cornea donors and supporters of the association's activities.
The first measurement is performed in the eye bank during preparation of the lamella and these data are available to the surgeons before surgery.
A HUDDERSFIELD toddler is at the forefront of a campaign encouraging people to become cornea donors when they die after it emerged that eye bank stocks are running low.
Mississippi Lions Eye Bank Gift of Sight Award--University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.