The McKarey-Kauffman (MK) Medium And Corneal Preservation Medium Centre
The RIEB set up the Rotary Club of Hyderabad Cornea Preservation Medium Centre in 1994 with the support received from the IFETB, USA, and the Rotary Club of Hyderabad, India. This center is involved in the production and distribution of the McKarey-Kauffman (MK) Medium (a medium used for the preservation and storage of corneas and eye tissue material for up to four days. The MK Medium was specially developed at L V Prasad Eye Institute as an economical and cost-effective product for domestic distribution within India and in developing countries across the world) to several eye banks within India and 21 others in South East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Recognized eye banks and related hospitals or institutes can order the MK medium online, or post a requisition letter to the Centre.
Amniotic Membrane Preparation
The Amniotic Membrane is prepared from placenta removed under sterile conditions. RIEB collects placenta discarded during Cesarean operations only. This membrane is then cleaned and treated. The Amniotic membrane thus procured has been found to be very useful in reconstruction surgeries.
The amniotic membrane pieces processed by the RIEB are being made available for surgeons in the Institute for Ocular Surface Surgery and Reconstruction, and for use in research.
LVPEI ex-fellows can order the Amniotic Membrane online, or post a requisition letter to the Centre.
For procurement details of MK Medium and Amniotic Membrane, contact:
Ramayamma International Eye Bank
L V Prasad Eye Institute
Kallam Anji Reddy Campus,
L V Prasad Marg, Hyderabad – 500 034
Ph: +91-40 30612514, 23548266, Fax: +91 40 23548271
McCarey-Kaufman’s Medium for Corneal Preservation (2015-2016)
The RIEB produced 32,154 vials of the McCarey -Kaufman (MK) Medium during the year. We supplied 29,908 vials of the MK Medium to 200 national Eye Banks and 4 International Eye Banks (Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kathmandu, Nepal; Yangon, Myanmar; Seattle, USA.)
Abu Road, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Aluva, Ambala, Anand, Asansol, Amalapuram, Angamaly, Aurangabad, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Bellary, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Burdwan, Borivali, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Chittoor, Dahod, Davanagere, Dehradun, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dakshin Dinazpur, Dombivli, Durgapur, Erode, Eluru, Faridkot, Goa, Gulbarga, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Haldia, Hisar, Hoshiarpur, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalgaon, Jalna, Jamshedpur, Jorhat, Kakinada, Kanpur, Karad, Karimnagar, Karnal, Kattankulathur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kuppam, Kurnool, Latur, Loni, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalur, Manipal, Mahabubnagar, Meerut, Miraj, Moradabad, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagercoil, Nagpur, Nandyal, Nashik, Narketpally, Navsari, Neemuch, New Delhi, Noida, Nidadavole, Nellore, Ongole, Palakkad, Panvel, Parel, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Proddutur, Palakol, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Ratnagiri, Rishikesh, Sangli, Satna, Shimla, Shivamogga, Sirsa, Solapur, Sri Ganganagar, Secunderabad, Surat, Suryapet, Surendranagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvarur, Udupi, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Veraval, Visakhapatnam, Visnagar, Vizianagaram, Vuyyur, Warangal, Wardha, Yanam.
Dhaka, Bangladesh; Khatmandu, Nepal; Yangon, Myanmar.
Amniotic Membrane for Ocular Surface Reconstructive Surgeries
RIEB produced 2163 pieces of amniotic membranes during this year. In addition to providing 889 amniotic membranes to all the LVPEI tertiary campuses and three secondary eye care centres, it provided 1129 membranes to surgeons outside LVPEI. A total of 120 membranes were provided for inhouse research and training purposes.
Adilabad, Ahmedabad, Ambala City, Amritsar, Anand, Baroda, Belgaum, Bhopal, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin, Cuttack, Dehradun, Gaziabad, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jalandhar, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Miraj, Moradabad, Nagpur, Nandyal, Neemuch, Nellore, New Delhi, Noida, Palakkad, Panvel, Patiala, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Sangli, Secunderabad, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thrissur, Tirupur, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Vuyyur, Warangal, Wardha, Yenugonda.