Nepal Eye Bank is a non profitable community based organization working for restoring sight to the corneal blind. Once cornea develops opacification, there is no other treatment except corneal transplantation. Nepal Eye Bank was established on 16th September 1994 at Tilganga Eye Centre with the generous support of HEIR (International Federation of Eye & Tissue Banks). Currently, Nepal Eye bank is associated with Sight Life U.S.A.
Eliminate Corneal blindness by real time transplantation in Nepal and beyond.
Goal of Nepal Eye Bank
Aim of Nepal eye bank
Corneal Blindness is one of the major causes of blindness after cataract in Nepal. Nepal Eye Bank is responsible for the procurement, processing, storage and distribution of donated corneas. Besides this, it also runs public awareness programs for cornea donation through Eye Donation Society, which is a group of volunteers from various social organizations. Nepal eye bank keeps records of all corneal donors and pledgers. It also registers patients who are waiting for corneal transplantation. Nepal Eye Bank is working with vision and mission of eliminating corneal blindness by real time transplantation in Nepal and beyond. It is being established as a National Center for eye banking and is working with International standard quality.
Functions of Nepal Eye Bank
Cornea obtained from Local donors