Who are we?
- The Eye Bank is a registered non-profit organisation, authorised by the Dept. of Health to obtain and distribute eye tissue to Surgeons for transplant purposes. This in order to restore or improve the sight of persons who are blind or partially blind due to corneal disease or injury. In previous years, the difficulty had always been that surgeons could not obtain corneas for transplant purposes when needed. Because of the shortage of donor corneas, patients needing corneal transplant operations waited many months or years before corneas became available. Because of these delays, sight was often permanently and irrevocably lost.
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