TITLE

Eye banking: an introduction

AUTHOR(S)
Rao, Gullapalli N.; Gopinathan, Usha
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Community Eye Health Journal;Dec2009, Vol. 22 Issue 71, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the storage of donated eye parts, such as the cornea, to be used for transplantation. It cites the role of eye banks in the collection, process, and distribution of cornea donors to graft surgeons. It notes the removal of cornea up to six to twelve hours after the donor's death. It outlines guidelines in the harvest of cornea including the obtainment of a written consent, death certification, and the verification of the medical or social history of the donor. It advises that eye banks must adhere and establish acceptable standards to lessen the failures and infections of grafting. It states the vital role of public awareness and health program in finding possible eye parts donors.
ACCESSION #
48362480

 

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