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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eye bank(noun)

    a place for storing and preserving corneas that are obtained from human corpses immediately after death; used for corneal transplantation to patients with corneal defects


  1. eye bank(Noun)

    a reserve store of human corneas kept for treatment of the blind


  1. Eye bank

    Eye banks retrieve and store eyes for cornea transplants and research. The first eye bank was founded in 1944. Currently, in the United States, eye banks provide tissue for about 46,000 cornea transplants each year to treat conditions such as keratoconus and corneal scarring. In some cases, the white of the eye is used to surgically repair recipient eyes. Unlike other organs and tissues, there is an adequate supply of corneas for transplants in the United States, and excess tissue is exported internationally, however, there is a shortage of corneal tissue internationally.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eye bank in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eye bank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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