eye bank
noun Date: 1944 a storage place for human corneas from the newly dead for transplant to the eyes of those blind from corneal defects

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Eye bank — Eye banks retrieve and store eyes for cornea transplants and research. US eye banks provide tissue for about 46,000 cornea transplants a year to treat conditions such as keratoconus and cornea scarring. The cornea is not the only part of the eye… …   Wikipedia

  • eye bank — eye′ bank n. a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal defects • Etymology: 1940–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • eye bank — noun a place for storing and preserving corneas that are obtained from human corpses immediately after death; used for corneal transplantation to patients with corneal defects • Hypernyms: ↑bank * * * noun : a storage place for a reserve supply… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eye bank — A place to store corneas (the clear front window of the eye) for use in future keratoplasty (surgery to replace the cornea). * * * A place where corneas of eyes removed after death are preserved for subsequent keratoplasty. * * * eye bank n a… …   Medical dictionary

  • eye bank — n. place where human corneas and eye tissue are stored to be used in transplants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eye bank — a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal defects. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • eye bank — noun a reserve store of human corneas kept for treatment of the blind …   Wiktionary

  • Lions Eye Bank — is the name of the various eye banks operated by the Lions Save Sight Foundation (LSSF), a not for profit foundation within the Lions Clubs International service organisation. The Banks store and prepare donated corneas for transplantation.… …   Wikipedia

  • Illinois Eye Bank — The Illinois Eye Bank is a division of Midwest Eye Banks that is dedicated to the restoration of sight. It recovers, evaluates and distributes human eye tissue for transplantation and also for research and training purposes. External links*… …   Wikipedia

  • bank — baŋk n a place where something is held available <data bank> esp a depot for the collection and storage of a biological product of human origin for medical use <a sperm bank> <an eye bank> see BLOOD BANK * * * (bangk) a stored… …   Medical dictionary

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