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July 1965


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Eye Bank and Sight Conservation Society of Virginia PO Box 1772 Roanoke, Va 24008

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(1):144. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040146036

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To the Editor:  In October 1964 at our yearly meeting, our group was appointed as a committee to investigate eye shipping containers. Since that time, we, along with Virginia Polytechnic Institute, have been testing all available containers and have found a great variation in styles and great variation in temperatures at which the eyes are shipped. It has been our feeling, along with many other investigators, that the colder the temperature the better the condition the material is in when it arrives. For this reason, we like the container temperature to be at least below 40 F and preferably in the 35 F range. The amount of tissue death at varying temperatures is being investigated by Dr. Herbert Kaufman, Gainesville, Fla, and we hope to have some concrete information on this. In the meantime, we feel very strongly that a statement should be made concerning the shipping of eyes and

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