Surgeons And Researchers


The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration helps surgeons give their patients the beautiful gift of sight. What is important to surgeons is what The Eye-Bank is all about. Ocular tissue provided by The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration is supported by more than 70 years of experience.

Quality Service

The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration operates its state-of-the-art laboratory 24/7 to recover, process and distribute donated ocular tissue for the most up-to-date surgical procedures:
  • full and partial thickness cornea procedures including DMEK
  • ocular reconstructive surgeries
  • medical research, education and training.

Quality Tissue

The Eye-Bank is able to meet all types of ophthalmic surgical needs including:
  • penetrating keratoplasty (PK)
  • endothelial keratoplasty (EK)
  • anterior lamellar keratoplasty (ALK)
  • femtosecond prepared PK tissue (FEK)
  • limbal stem cell transplants
  • orbital reconstruction and glaucoma implants.

Qualified Technical Staff

Our Laboratory Staff is certified to:
  • evaluate donor tissue and screen medical/social history to meet regulatory requirements and standards for quality and safety
  • use the latest technology in slit lamp biomicroscopy, specular microscopy and OCT system
  • prepare donor corneas for endothelial keratoplasty procedures.

Continuous Quality Improvement

To maintain the highest standards, The Eye-Bank:
  • obtains transplant outcomes
  • fully complies with tissue tracking regulations
  • incorporates comments and suggestions received from surgeons
  • routinely provides continuing education sessions to staff.

The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration is:

  • a founding and accredited member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)
  • registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • licensed with the New York State Health Department.

Medical Advisory Board

The Eye-Bank benefits from the advice and counsel of a 24-member Medical Advisory Board of physicians and surgeons who provide our staff with invaluable experience and knowledge of medical issues regarding corneal transplantation and eye disease.