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May 1947

USE OF EYE BANK EYES FOR TRAINING IN OPHTHALMIC SURGERY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(5):671-672. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220688014

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In an article entitled "The Use of Cadaver and Animal Eyes for Training and Experience in Ophthalmic Surgery" (Am. J. Ophth.21:904, 1938), I pointed out that the eyes of recently deceased persons would be most desirable for the purpose. Unfortunately, not until now has there been any possibility of obtaining such material in sufficient quantity. The Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc., may accomplish this. It has the cooperation of ophthalmic surgeons in sending to the bank eyes enucleated from living persons for various pathologic conditions ; and, better still, it has prevailed on members of the profession in general, the hospitals and pathologic laboratories and the public to furnish it with the eyes of recently deceased persons. These eyes may be put to good use not only for transplantation of cornea and for research but, in limited numbers at present, for training and experience in

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