Function of the Eye Bank

Eye bank mainly deals with the collection, storage distribution of donor eyes for the intention of corneal grafting. The main function of the eye bank is:

  • Collection of eyes from voluntary eye donors, after their death.
  • Collection of eyes from departed persons when person’s relatives will accept to donate the eyes as a service to the humanity.
  • After procuring, there will be next step called processing and storage of the eyes.
  • Maintaining the various media for corneal storage
  • Distribution of the Corneal tissues.
  • Training eye bank technicians.
  • Promoting public relation activities


  • These eyes are processed by the eye bank & are supplied to the eye surgeons for corneal grafting and other sight restoring operations.