- 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 of eye bank
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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- A place where corneas of eyes removed immediately after death are preserved for subsequent keratoplasty.
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