eye bank

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eye bank (plural eye banks)

  1. (US) A reserve store of human corneas kept for treatment of the blind.
    • 2009, Frederick S. Brightbill, Corneal Surgery: Theory, Technique and Tissue[1]:
      The surgeon places a request for tissue with an eye bank expecting that high-quality corneal transplant tissue will be procured, processed, and delivered to the operating room on schedule.