... by reducing corneal blindness through eye banking activities, training, research and public awareness programme

Eye Bank


... by reducing corneal blindness through eye banking activities, training, research and public awareness programme

Eye Bank


... by reducing corneal blindness through eye banking activities, training, research and public awareness programme

Eye Bank


EYE BANK

In India, the need for corneas for sight restoring surgeries is one lakh per year. According to the Eye Bank Association of India, the number of eyes collected in 2010 is 41,549. And more important is the fact that of this total, only a little more than 10,000 meet all the criteria of medical standards as per the requirement for quality control of eye banks.
Started in 1998 at Madurai with just a collection of 253 eyes, now the eye banks across the Aravind Hospitals procure more than 4000 eyes and perform about 1400 corneal transplants annually. Eye balls which cannot be used for transplants are effectively used for various research and development programmes.


ACTIVITIES

Procurement, Processing and Distribution of Corneas
Training
Public Awareness
Rotary Aravind International Eye Bank
  • Accredited by International Federation for Eye and Tissue Banking(IFETB), Baltimore USA
  • Member in Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI)
  • Registered under Human Organ Trasplantation Act (HOTA),1994

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