Hyderabad: 9 March 2021: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is recognized as the Global Centre of Excellence in Eye Banking - the biggest in Asia and developing countries. 40% of the corneas distributed throughout India for sight-restoring corneal transplant surgeries last year were provided by LVPEI Network Eye Banks. Since its inception in 1989, the LVPEI eye bank network has achieved many milestones. It has distributed 61, 063 corneas, of which 50,000 (82%), are by the Ramayamma International Eye Bank (RIEB) at LVPEI’s Hyderabad Campus. The Institute also has Eye Bank facilities at its campuses in Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.
“Our goal is to ensure that the availability of quality corneal tissue does not remain a barrier in tackling corneal blindness. 1.1 million Indians suffer from corneal blindness. Corneal transplantation, using healthy corneas donated by individuals upon their death, is the only known cure for corneal blindness. LVPEI is ...Read More