What is it about?
Small scale eye banks lack economies of scale and are sensitive to overhead and recurring costs that impact their financial sustainability. A timely and careful calibration of the eye bank’s internal acceptance policy with regard to donor tissue quality is required in order to ensure that utilization of all recovered corneas are optimized.
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Why is it important?
Our study show that donor corneas with cataract surgery generally have lower overall tissue quality leading to lower uptake by surgeons and lower utilization rates. Eye banks must continuously refine their donor acceptance criteria and engage surgeons to optimize utilization of each recovered tissue.
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This page is a summary of: Utilization rate and usage patterns of phakic and pseudophakic donor corneas recovered by the Singapore Eye Bank, PLoS ONE, December 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260523.
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