Cornea Bank Budapest

Cornea Bank Budapest

Cornea transplantation is the most effective way – in some cases the only remedy – for certain eye-diseases appearing in the young or in the old age. This operation is the solution at various inherited or infectious diseases and in case of injuries as well.

Cornea transplantations have been made since the 1950s in Hungary. These corneas were taken fresh from donors and since the arrivals of these corneas were quite unpredictable, patients had to wait for days or even weeks at the hospital’s ophthalmology for their turns. Getting the satisfactory quality and quantity cornea became a greater problem with the increase of the number of patients waiting for the operation. With that method screening of the donors’ hepatitis, HIV and syphilis had not been solved either, which is a basic requirement at any kind of transplantation today. Providing the necessary good quality cornea for the patients culminated in what had been established in many countries by then: cornea banks.

Hungary’s first individual cornea tissue bank for transplantations started its operation in July 1993 with the name of CORNEA BANK BUDAPEST. The measure of demand is clearly shown in the numbers: in the very first year it supplied cornea for one hundred operations, while in the following year this figure exceeded five hundred. Cornea Bank Budapest today provides ophthalmology departments of hospitals and eye-clinics in the capital and in larger cities of Hungary as well.

Cornea transplantations are sponsored by the state in Hungary and a patient has to wait only one or two months for his/her turn, while, for instance, one has to wait a year in many Western-European countries or even 5 years in Japan. Cornea Bank Budapest has no waiting list. It usually meets the demands of the transplanting institutions week by week. The great advantage of the worldwide known long- and middle-term storage systems is are that the operations can be scheduled and allows the tissues to be checked several times beforehand.

The evaluation of the cornea as well as other examinations are carried out under international requirements in our laboratory, so only adequate quality tissues are transplanted from our bank. The donors undergo hepatitis B and C, HIV I/II and syphilis (Treponema) screening and corneas only with negative laboratory result and with a microscopic evaluation are sent for transplantation.
In the 23 years of its operation, Cornea Bank Budapest prepared over 14,000 corneas out of which more than 10,000 have been grafted. Approximately 80% of the cornea transplantations in Hungary are supplied by the Cornea Bank Budapest today. With the capacity of nearly 400 corneas issued by our bank a year, we are among the 20 largest bank from the 83 registered European Eye Bank Association (EEBA) members.

The Cornea Bank Budapest has been a member of the European Eye Bank Association since its establishment. Although our Bank was only established in 1993, the EEBA held its VII. Annual Meeting in Budapest in 1995. This international connection is still strong and several members of our laboratory have visited cornea banks in other countries where they were informed about recent methods or counseled in case of new problems.

 



 

 

 

 


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