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Chapter-04 Eye Banking—A Practical Guide

BOOK TITLE: Corneal Transplantation

Author
1. Pollock Graeme A
2. Moffatt S Louise
ISBN
9788184488593
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11167_4
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
18
Author Affiliations
1. Lions Eye Donation Service Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Centre for Eye Research, Australia, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2. New Zealand National Eye Bank, Auckland, New Zealand
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Abstract

The process of corneal transplantation begins with eye donation. Corneal transplantation is not possible without the provision of a viable, disease-free donor cornea. In no other area of ophthalmic surgery is the surgeon more dependent on a factor over which they have little or no direct control. An Eye Bank holds the dual responsibilities of ensuring the safety and efficacy of donor corneas, and ensuring fair and equitable distribution of transplantable corneas. In addition, Eye Banks may provide other ancillary services including the supply of donated sclera for glaucoma, oculoplastic and retinal surgery, and more recently, human amniotic membrane for ocular surface procedures.

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