eye-bank

eye bank

noun
a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal defects.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism

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eye bank n.
A place where corneas of eyes removed immediately after death are preserved for subsequent keratoplasty.

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