What is the KZN Eye Bank?
The KZN Eye Bank is a non-profit section 21 company which undertakes to procure, medically evaluate and distribute corneal and scleral tissue which has been donated by caring individuals for use in cornea transplantation and scleral grafting.
The KZN Eye Bank has been registered through the South African Department of Health since 2003 and is open for audit at any time by the inspector of anatomy. Its function and operation is based upon internationally approved and locally recommended best practise standards.
Donor tissue is requested and utilised by medical doctors and opthalmologists registered by the HPCSA, within both the private and provincial hospital sectors.
The KZN Eye Bank does not utilise donated tissue for research purposes.