Eye Bank Course Curriculum

Eye Bank Course Curriculum


  • Magnitude of corneal blindness
  • Anatomy and physiology of the eye
  • Anatomy and physiology of the cornea
  • Diseases of the cornea
  • Corneal blindness - magnitude, causes and prevention

Eye Bank and Eye Donation

  • Eye Bank association of India (EBAI) - role and functions
  • Eye bank functions
  • Setting up an eye bank - legal and technical issues
  • Eye donation - facts
  • Public awareness programs
  • Hospital Cornea Retrieval Program
  • Community involvement in eye banking
  • Eye bank administration
  • Eye donation counselling
  • Eye bank data
  • Medical standards in eye banking

Technical issues

  • Laboratory safety
  • Instrument maintenance
  • Ophthalmologists: One week

Equipment maintenance

  • Family consent for eye donation
  • Pledging of eyes
  • Donor call documentation
  • Donor's medical and social history screening and assessment
  • In situ corneal excision
  • Medico legal cases
  • Eye donation counsellor - job description
  • Drawing of donor blood
  • Serological testing of donor blood
  • Preservation of donor cornea
  • Donor cornea evaluation procedures
  • Donor cornea transportation
  • Disposal of waste materials
  • Public relations


  • Cleaning, packing, sterilisation of instruments
  • Sterilisation of instruments and linen
  • Slit lamp evaluation of donor cornea
  • Specular microscopic evaluation of donor cornea
  • Serological testing of donor blood
  • Lab corneal excision
  • In situ corneal excision
  • Serological tests
  • Eye bank data documentation

Preparation of labels

  • Transportation of donor corneas
  • Eye donation counselling
  • Public awareness
  • Preparation of reports

Scientific issues

  • Infection control quality assurance
  • Donor particulars - medical and social data
  • Requirement of donor blood
  • Haemodilution
  • Medical standards in eye banking
  • Assessment of donor cornea for surgical use
  • Microbiology of donor corneas
  • Aseptic measures in eye banking
  • Disease transmission
  • Medical contraindications
  • Sterilisation


Ancillary facilities
There is a large resource centre at the B & L School of Optometry for the students and the faculty. The library is well equipped with multiple volumes of journals as well as books, a slide collection, and video and audio tapes. It also has a large computer facility for viewing videotapes and access to the Internet and Medline search for journal abstracts.

Food and accommodation
Hostel facilities are available on a twin-sharing basis for enrolled students.
Vegetarian food is available at the cafeteria within the hostel campus.
A separate fee is charged for these facilities.

For further details contact
Education Centre,
L V Prasad Eye Institute,
L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad - 500 034
Telephone: +91-40-3061 2445 / 46
Fax: +91-40-2354 8271
Email: education@lvpei.org