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.
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).
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.
· The Tej Kohli Eye Bank at Vijayawada moved into a new facility with state-of-the-art laboratory for the preparation of precut tissues.
· Corneas were provided at LVPEI’s secondary centres at Paloncha, Nellore and Sattenapalli in Andhra Pradesh to perform corneal transplants.
· Drushti daan Eye Bank at Bhubaneswar received quality certification from SightLife, USA.
· LVPEI and The Hans Foundation are entering into a partnership to establish eye banks in the states of Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India.
I just got a phone call from Dr Jeffrey J. Ing, and he was
absolutely delighted with the quality of tissue that he
received, saying that it was equivalent to the quality he
gets from SightLife in the USA. In particular, he said that
the DSAEK cuts were beautiful, and that they were even
better than what he has seen from some USA eye banks.
He was skeptical of procuring tissues locally, but you made
him your raving fan.
Vice President of Clinical Operations - SightLife Surgical