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Focus and Scope


The International Journal of Eye Banking seeks interdisciplinary papers on all facets of eye banking, including:

  • Fundamentals of eye banking
    • Public education
    • Facilities and equipment
    • Personnel
    • Donor referrals and casecoordination
    • Tissue recovery, processing, evaluation, suitability,storage, distribution, final destination
    • Donor eligibility
  • Quality Assurance
  • Oversight (regulatory, legislative, medical, and legal)
  • Education (especially offering continuing education)
  • Best practices
  • Research and laboratory investigations
  • Analyses of donor corneal tissue related to transplantation
  • Statistical updates
  • Cost-effectiveness/value-based medicine

The editors welcome the results of original research projects covering all aspects of eye banking, not only those with a scientific or clinical focus. While scientific knowledge and innovations are rapidly evolving and corneal transplantation is becoming more widely accessible, eye bank professionals and corneal surgeons in many countries face economic, cultural, and governmental challenges that affect their ability to realize the benefits of these advancements. Therefore, the journal invites papers that address social and financial challenges.

Manuscripts should offer something novel for the global eye banking community, whether a discovery, new or enhanced technique, or compelling insight. To focus the manuscript, consider the key subject categories used by the editors to plan each issue:

  • Medical standards
  • Research
  • Accreditation/inspection
  • Quality
  • Best practices
  • Education/training
  • Regulation
  • Legislation
  • Economics
  • Harmonization
  • Innovation
  • Statistics