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.


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 (RIEB) at LVPEI Hyderabad reached the milestone of distributing more than 1000 precut tissues in a single year (distributed 1030 precut lenticules to surgeons across the country).

Record of distributing the highest number of corneas to surgeons in India (outside LVPEI network).


Annual highlights

A series of awareness activities on eye donation were carried out across the LVPEI network as part of the 32nd National Eye Donation Fortnight, 25 August - 8 September 2017, including awareness talks, rallies and other similar forums.

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