Welcome To Eye Bank For Restoration Sight Nigeria
Established as a joint project of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria and Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind and backed by decree No 23 of 5th May 1973 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
THE EYE BANK for RESTORING SIGHT is established to harvest (collect), process and distribute donor eye tissue for sight saving cornea transplant, medical education and research into causes and treatment for other eye diseases.
Cornea Of The Eye
The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. It lies directly in front of the iris and pupil, and it allows light to enter the eye.
Viewed from the front of the eye, the cornea appears slightly wider than it is tall. This is because the sclera (the “white” of the eye) slightly overlaps the top and bottom of the anterior cornea.
The horizontal diameter of the cornea typically measures about 12 millimeters (mm), and the vertical diameter is 11 mm, when viewed from the front. But if viewed from behind, the cornea appears circular, with a uniform diameter of approximately 11.7 mm. This makes the cornea about two-thirds the size of a dime.The center thickness of the average cornea is about 550 microns, or slightly more than half a millimeter.
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