Launch of the 2022 Annual Data Collection

Launch of the 2022 Annual Data Collection Exercise for the EEBA statistical report of eye banking activity in Europe


The questionnaire for the 2022 EEBA statistical report of eye banking activity in Europe is now available on-line by way of the EEBA data entry portal. All designated Eye Bank Corresponding Members are asked to insert the activity data for their eye bank for the calendar year 2022 as soon as possible (initial deadline for data submission is 24 July 2023) ......

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EEBA Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine

At the recent EEBA Business Meeting on 5 March 2022, EEBA Members expressed their sympathy and support for the people of Ukraine and, in particular, for colleagues working in the fields of human ocular tissue and cell banking and transplantation. To this end, they undersigned the “EEBA Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine” (proposed by the EEBA President and EEBA Committee) .....

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EEBA 2022 - Registration & Abstract Submission Open

EEBA Annual Meeting Goes Virtual for 2022

The XXXIII Annual Meeting of the European Eye Bank Association (EEBA 2022) will be organized as a virtual event, and run from 3rd - 5th March 2022, due to the continuing uncertainty relating to COVID19 health and travel restrictions. We are sorry that we won’t have the honour and privilege of welcoming you in person to Liverpool as originally planned. Nevertheless, although EEBA 2022 will be a different experience, we are confident that the platforms that.....

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Affiliation with BMJ Open Ophthology

EEBA is now affiliated with BMJ Open Ophthalmology an international peer-reviewed journal from BMJ publishing clinically relevant content across all areas of ophthalmology and vision science.

It is the open access companion to British Journal of Ophthalmology with a focus on high quality papers in basic, translational and clinical science and vision science, providing clinicians and scientists with the information they need to improve patient care....


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Ocular Tissue Donation: EEBA Donor Screening Guideline for SARS-Cov-2

This Guideline has been formulated to assist eye bank procurement and retrieval staff in their routine donor screening for SARS-Cov-2 and we trust that the pocket chart format will be useful and practical.

Nevertheless, this document should be used in conjunction with local/regional/national exclusion and deferral criteria determined by competent health authorities, risk assessment instructions from the ECDC, and the selection/exclusion guidelines proposed by GAEBA.

In addition, the social anamnesis of each potential donor should be included into each individual risk assessment to determine donor eligibility (e.g. includes close contact to COVID-19 infected persons, vaccination for COVID-19).

Ocular Tissue Donation - EEBA Guideline for Donor Screening for SARS-Cov-2_Feb21.pdf

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2021 EEBA Annual Meeting

Important announcement regarding the 2021 EEBA Annual Meeting

The European Eye Bank Association regretfully announces that the 2021 EEBA Annual Meeting has been cancelled.

In view of ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the local organising committee for EEBA 2021 felt that the momentous and unpredictable public health crisis didn’t proffer them with a realistic chance of organising a safe and successful meeting and as such they called for the event to be postponed until 2022. This unwelcome but understandable appeal was accepted by the EEBA Committee and as a result the European Eye Bank Association formally affirms that the XXXIII Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place in March 2021, will now take place in Liverpool in March 2022.

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Coronavirus & Ocular Tissue Donation

In consideration of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, members of the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (GAEBA) have consolidated international responses in relation to ocular tissue donation so as to issue a global alert outlining those recommendations that apply to both active transmission zones and non-effected zones (https://www.gaeba.org/2020/alert-coronavirus-2019-ncov-and-ocular-tissue-donation/).

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New EEBA Website

The European Eye Bank Association (EEBA) is delighted to announce the launch of its new website and to present its new look. Our new website provides a clear message about who we are, what we stand for and about our activities. The website features a clean and intuitive design with modified menu functionalities that direct you to the most relevant information. It is fully compatible with mobile devices and the website pages are easy to navigate using a wide range of .....

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EEBA 2020 - Deadline for early bird registration is 31 October 2019

Please note that the deadline date for taking advantage of the early bird registration fees is 31 October 2019! Therefore, if you want to benefit from the reduced fees for the XXXII Annual Meeting (EEBA 2020) then please click here to register through the external online Registration System or go directly to the dedicated website at: https://www...

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Deadline for abstract submissions extended to 13 October 2019!

The deadline date to submit abstracts for EEBA 2020 has been extended until 13 October 2019! Click here to access the external online Abstract Submission and Management System or go directly to the portal at: https://www...

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