Eye Bank

Eye Bank

Recognized as one of the top centres of Excellence in Eye Banking by SightLife
Donor Corneas Harvested
Corneal Transplants Performed

The Ramayamma International Eye Bank (RIEB) is the largest provider of sight restoring corneas in India and a SightLife Center of Excellence in Eye Banking. Since its establishment in 1989, RIEB has greatly increased the collection of transplantable donor corneas and elevated eye banking performance standards in India and other parts of the developing world. As a leader in eye banking across south east Asia, RIEB has contributed significantly to the effective networking and proliferation of eye banks through promotion of community eye banking programs.


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Indications for Corneal Transplantation @ LVPEI

Indications for Corneal Transplantation 2017 2018
1 Corneal Scarring 249 246
2 Microbial Keratitis 649 628
3 Regraft 503 580
4 Aphakic Corneal Edema 67 49
5 Pseudophakic Corneal Edema 633 693
6 Fuch’s Dystrophy 104 117
7 Keratoconus 156 133
8 Other degenerations or dystrophies 125 155
9 Mechanical or Chemical Trauma 18 21
10 Congenital opacities 13 10
11 Other causes of corneal opacification or distortion 533 446
Total: 3048 3078

Setting New Records

Ramayamma International Eye Bank achieved the milestone of collecting 76,000+ corneas since inception. Of these 40,600+ corneas were distributed for transplantation.

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From 2016 to 2019, we performed more than 300 corneal transplant surgeries. In more than 90% of these cases, the surgeries have been successful with clear graft. The corneal tissues for these surgeries were provided to us by LVPEI. RIEB is truly a world class state-of-the-art Eye Bank facility which collects, processes and supplies excellent quality corneal tissues to numerous corneal surgeons across the country.

Dr Arjun Srirampur Anand Eye Institute, Hyderabad