Georgia Eye Bank is dedicated to surgeons and their patients. Extensive experience has enabled us to develop processes that focus on quality and safety. We are accredited by the Eye Bank Association of America to perform recovery, processing, storage, tissue evaluation, donor eligibility determination and distribution.

Georgia Eye Bank provides:

  • Corneal tissue for Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK), Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK), and Keratolimbal Allografts (KLAL)
  • Tissue Processing Services for Endothelial Keratoplasty Procedures (DSAEK, Ultra-Thin DSAEK, and DMEK*)
  • Refractive lenticules for Lenticular Intrastromal Keratoplasty (LIKE® surgery)
  • Whole Sclera
  • Long-Term Preserved Corneas
  • Assistance with Corneal Tissue Billing and Reimbursement

*We also offer Patient-Ready DMEK™ which is a DMEK scroll that is pre-stained, pre-punched, marked with an “S” for orientation, and loaded into a Straiko Modified Jones Tube. Patient-Ready DMEK™ is facilitated through a licensing agreement with Lions VisionGift (Portland, OR).

Patient-Ready DMEK™ saves me at least 15-20 minutes in the OR and saves a lot of headache and worry!Patient-Ready DMEK™ saves me at least 15-20 minutes in the OR and saves a lot of headache and worry!

T. Peter Lindquist, MD
SouthEast Eye Specialists – Chattanooga, TN

Patient-Ready DMEK™ tissue from the Georgia Eye Bank simplifies the process of DMEK by saving time in the OR and eliminating the stress on the surgeon of having to peel and load the tissue. Results are excellent.

Richard Schulze, MD
Schulze Eye & Surgery Center – Savannah, GA

Research, Education & Training

Georgia Eye Bank also assists with ocular research, education and training. We are an active partner with surgeons, universities, and biomedical corporations. Through these partnerships we not only seek to improve outcomes for transplant recipients, but for all individuals with ocular diseases. If you are interested in learning more, please email us at research@georgiaeyebank.org.