Eye Bank

Eye banks retrieve and store eyes for cornea transplants and research. The cornea is not the only part of the eye that can currently undergo transplantation. The sclera can also be used to repair recipient eyes in surgery. In contrast to other organs, there is an adequate supply of corneas for transplants.
When an organ/tissue donor dies, consent for donation is obtained either from a donor registry or from the donor's next of kin. A certified eye bank technician is then dispatched to the hospital, funeral home, or medical examiner's office to recover the donor's eyes.
There is a wide variety of storage media used in eye banking. The most popular is Optisol GS, which can preserve cornea tissue for up to 14 days if kept refrigerated. Eusol-C is another commonly used media. Organ culture media can also preserve corneas and does not require refrigeration.

Name Address
Govt. Opthalmic Hospital 130, Marshalls Road,Chennai-8.
Ph: + 91 - 44 - 28555281
C U Shah Eye Bank Sankara Nathrala, 18 College Road, Chennai-6.
Ph: +91 - 44 - 28271616
Lions Eye Bank Trust Govt. Eye Hospital, New Bldg., 1st Floor, Room No.42, Chennai-8.
Ph: +91 - 44 - 28553840.
DR. Agaewal's Eye Hospital 19 Cathedral Road, Chennai-86.
Ph: +91 - 44 - 28116233