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.
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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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