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 Phone
National Eye Bank (AIIMS) www.aiims.edu Ansari Nagar,Arbindo Marg, New Delhi - 110029. Ph:- 26864851 Extn. 3060
Guru Nanak Eye Centre Maharaja Ranjit Singh Marg Ph:- 23234612 / 22
Rotary Delhi Central Eye Bank
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,Rajinder Nagar,New Delhi 110060. Ph:- 25751837.
Times Eye Research Foundation South Extension Part II, New Delhi. Ph:- 26252185.
Venu Eye Research Foundation C-40, South Extension Part 11,New Delhi. Ph:- 26252185, 26257996, 26251715.