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Web chat with corneal surgeon Mr Romesh Angunawela and Moorfields Lions eye bank manager Khilan Shah
Our eye bank has supported services at Moorfields since 1967. It is open 24 hours a day, and is strictly licensed and regulated by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).
Eye bank staff are specially trained to facilitate the consent, retrieval and storage of donated eyes from the deceased so that tissue can be used for sight-saving surgical procedures within Moorfields and other NHS trusts.
Each year, we perform more than 25% of all corneal transplants in the UK (around 1,000 operations) and nearly 250 operations using ocular tissues for glaucoma surgery.