Standards of eye banking in USA

Diego Ponzin, Davide Camposampiero, Bradley Tennant, David Glasser

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Abstract

Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) works as a national accrediting agency for all the eye banks in the United States of America. It has established Medical Standards for eye banks and has standardized the training and certification of eye bank technicians. The chapter includes the concept of minimum standard requirements, laws on donation and regulatory affairs, eye bank laboratories which includes the donor eligibility criteria, recovery, processing and preservation of ocular tissues for transplantation, tissue evaluation, microbiological standards, tissue processing for specific surgical purposes and quality assurance programs. The chapter highlights the working of EBAA in general and some future aspects and improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEye Banking
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Face of Corneal Transplantation
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages27-41
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781634826884
ISBN (Print)9781634826495
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • EBAA
  • Eye banks
  • Regulations
  • Standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ponzin, D., Camposampiero, D., Tennant, B., & Glasser, D. (2015). Standards of eye banking in USA. In Eye Banking: Changing Face of Corneal Transplantation (pp. 27-41). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..