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The San Diego Eye Bank®® is a non-profit corporation, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight through the collection, processing, and distribution of human ocular tissue. We are committed to continuous progress in medicine through the support of research and the maintenance of an eye center for diagnostic evaluation and therapy, as well as the sponsorship of educational programs for the medical community and general public.

If you would like to learn more about our programs and services, please contact the San Diego Eye Bank®.

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The San Diego Eye Bank® is dedicated to restoring sight by facilitating eye donation and the distribution of ocular tissue for transplant and research. We also provide a full range of other services for ophthalmologists, including a state-of-the-art excimer laser facility and continuing education.

About the San Diego Eye Bank®

At the San Diego Eye Bank®, eye donation can help provide the Gift of Sight to those who are blind due to corneal disease or injury, or help thousands through research by aiding the advancement of ocular treatments and technology.

About Eye Donation

The San Diego Eye Bank® invites you to help provide the Gift of Sight to those with corneal blindness. We are happy to provide you with the following information regarding eye and/or corneal donation.

History of San Diego Eye Bank®

Established in 1960, The San Diego Eye Bank® has helped thousands of donor families honor their loved ones through donation, and has restored sight to tens of thousands by providing corneas for transplantation. We are one of the largest and most well respected organizations in the field, and are proud to help facilitate the Gift of Sight.

Board of Directors

The San Diego Eye Bank® Board of Directors consists of ophthalmologists and financial and legal advisors. To meet the mission of the San Diego Eye Bank®, the board sets the overall policy and direction of our organization.

Hospitals and Hospices

At the San Diego Eye Bank®, we work with hospitals and hospices to meet the needs of the donors and their families, and to help facilitate the Gift of Sight.  

Donor Development

At the San Diego Eye Bank®, our hospital and hospice development services help healthcare professionals maintain compliance with federal regulations regarding anatomical donation, and provide ocular tissue donation guidance through continuing education programs.

Client Login

If you are registered with the San Diego Eye Bank® as a physician, researcher, or eye bank representative, please login here. If not, register with the San Diego Eye Bank® in order to log in to our database. At the San Diego Eye Bank®, we provide ocular tissue for transplant surgery and research.

San Diego Eye Bank® Services

The San Diego Eye Bank® has served local, national, and international physicians for over 45 years. SDEB provides high quality CustomCut® corneal tissue for DSAEK, DSEK, IEK, lamellar keratoplasty (LKP) corneal transplant surgery, and more.

Become a Member

San Diego Eye Bank® membership is open to ophthalmologists. Your membership is essential to accomplish the many important services provided through our organization.

Tissue Distribution

Through CustomCut® corneal tissue services, the San Diego Eye Bank provides high quality corneal, scleral, and other ocular tissues for transplant.

How to Become an Eye Donor

If you would like to learn about eye donation, and how to become a donor, we at the San Diego Eye Bank® will be happy to provide you with information and answer any questions you may have about how you or a loved one can provide the Gift of Sight.

Refractive Laser Center

At the San Diego Eye Bank®, our refractive laser center is the facility of choice when performing PRK, LASIK, IntraLase Enabled Keratoplasty, IEK, and other procedures. Our state-of-the art laser systems and diagnostic testing equipment are available to San Diego Eye Bank® member physicians.

Medical Education

At the San Diego Eye Bank®, we offer continuing medical education credits through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Our programs are designed for ophthalmic medical professionals.

Nurses’ Advisory Board

San Diego Eye Bank® Nurses' Advisory Board members are liaison between their facilities and the San Diego Eye Bank®. Their mission is to help meet the needs of the San Diego Eye Bank® for its recipients, and to provide educational programs for San Diego-area healthcare providers.

International Cornea Project®

The International Cornea Project® is a humanitarian outreach program established to provide ocular tissue donation services to ophthalmologists and eye banks throughout the world.

Financial Donations

If you would like to learn more about making a financial donation, contact the San Diego Eye Bank®.

Job Opportunities / Volunteer

The San Diego Eye Bank® is an equal opportunity, non-profit organization.

Events

The San Diego Eye Bank® provides educational opportunities for medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, ophthalmic technicians, social workers, and chaplains. 

Related Links

The San Diego Eye Bank® has provided this information as part of our mission to provide education about eye donation.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about eye donation, distribution, or any of our other services, contact the San Diego Eye Bank®.

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The state-of-the-art San Diego Eye Bank® Excimer Laser Center is a community resource for both patients and physicians. Since it opened in 1996, thousands of patients have benefited from laser vision correction surgery at the facility.

At the San Diego Eye Bank®, we are dedicated to providing medical education programs that feature internationally known speakers and the latest issues surrounding ocular tissue collection, distribution, and processing.

If you would like to learn more about ocular tissue donation, and other services at the San Diego Eye Bank®, contact us today.

San Diego Eye Bank®
9246 Lightwave Ave., Suite 120
San Diego, CA 92123

Toll Free: 800-EYE-BANK
Local: 858-694-0400
International: 00-1-858-694-0400
Fax: 858-565-7368

An organization for United Sight.
Serving the unserved.