PEBS Eye Bank & cornea lab

What is Cornea?

The cornea is your eye’s clear, protective outer layer. Along with the sclera (the white of your eye), it serves as a barrier against dirt, germs, and other things that can cause damage. Fun fact: Your cornea can also filter out some of the sun’s ultraviolet light. But not much, so your best bet to keep it health is to wear a pair of wraparound sunglasses when you’re outdoors.

It also plays a key role in vision. As light enters your eye, it gets refracted, or bent, by the cornea’s curved edge. This helps determine how well your eye can focus on objects close-up and far away.

If your cornea is damaged by disease, infection, or an injury, the resulting scars can affect your vision. They might block or distort light as it enters your eye.

PEBS EYE BANK & CORNEA LAB

The facility comprises of two units

  • 1. EYE BANKING
  • 2. CORNEA LAB

EYE BANKING

General administration

  1. 1. Public Awareness Programs

Seminars

  1. 1. Social media Awareness
  2. 2. Electronic media awareness
  3. 3. Counselor visits to different Hospital to spread awareness.

Donor Program

  • 1. Donor Motivation
  • 2. Donor Registry
  • 3. Communication with Donor & with Donor’s families
  • 5. Donor Eligibility Determinations.
  • 6. Detailed record of Donors

In the Event of Death

  • 1. Interview of Donor’s Family (DRI) for history of diseases I.e. HIV, Hepatitis, Eye Surgery history etc (To determine donor’s eligibility)
  • 2. Determination of Place , time & Contact person (NOK)
  • 3. To arrange corneal recovery and assign task to recovery team

I.T functions

  • 1. Data Record
  • 2. Presentations
  • 3. Network Communications

To plan and arrange training programs for technicians
To Coordinate and collaborate with other organizations, institutions, government departments and functionaries
To arrange for placement of Corneal Tissue to various surgical facilities with Feedback information
To arrange for inspections of eye bank and ensure quality assurance of all the mechanisms

CORNEA LAB

Tissue Receiving Centre

  • 1. Coding of the corneal tissue, each cornea tissue would be assigned by a code. For the future reference any donated cornea would be identify with its unique code.
  • 2. The tissue receiving centre will send blood samples for serology to the lab & the tissues will be transferred to tissue Storage center.

Evaluation Room

  • 1. The Corneal tissue will be evaluated by Slit lamp examination and endothelial cells analysis with the help of Specular Microscope.

Processing Zone

  • 1. The Processing zone is Sterilized area with washing facility and three processing rooms.
  • 2. Precut Corneal Tissue can be prepared for DALK, DMEK etc.
 

Distribution  

 

  1. 1.After the processing of Cornea, the Cornea is distributed to the surgical facility/surgeon for Cornea Transplant to the waiting patient.
Feedback
  1.  1.The feedback receive from surgeon/surgical facility will insure maintaining the quality of tissue.
Quality Assurance 
 
  1. 1.Regular inspection of the eye banking service and  adherence to the working of all the departments  as per Sops pf PEBN with maintenance 
  2. of record. 
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THE FOUNDERS

MR. IFTIKHAR HUSSAIN (LATE) – FOUNDER PRESIDENT PEBS
DR. M H RIZVI (LATE) – FORMER M.S Spencer Eye Hospital
MR. QAZI SAJID ALI – PRESIDENT PEBS
DR. M QAMAR KHAN- FORMER M.S Spencer Eye Hospital

THE FACILITATORS

DR. AKHTAR JAMAL KHAN- VICE PRESIDENT PEBS
MR. COLLIN ROSS – VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT EVERSIGHT USA
DR. BUSHARAT AHMED- EX CHAIRMAN BOARD OF GOVRENOR EVERSIGHT USA

VALUED CONTRIBUTORS

MR. ISLAM SALIM – PHILANTHROPIST
MR. KHALIL ULLAH SIDDIQUI – CHAIRMAN PAKISTAN EYE BANK HOSPITAL UK
MR. VIQAR HUSSAIN JAFFERY (LATE) – BUSINESSMAN
DR. NASIM SHEKHANI – PRESIDENT APPNA USA

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