Research in Cornea Preservation and Decontamination Techniques
The RIEB has received research grants from the ORBIS International, USA and the Eye Sight International, Canada for carrying out studies in the following areas:
- Establishment of an Organ Culture Laboratory for longer storage of donor corneas.
- To evaluate its applicability for meeting the demand for quality, quantity and safety of corneas from septicemic and ventilator dependent donors, used for transplantation.
- Evaluation of a successful outcome in corneal transplantation.
- Role of community in eye banking.