Surgical Services

The Utah Lions Eye Bank partners with surgeons all over the world to be their trusted provider of cornea tissue for transplant and whole globes for research. We have provided these services since 1972.

We are located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, with easy access to donation community partners.

The Utah Lions Eye Bank is an extension of the John A. Moran Eye Center, which is the largest facility of its kind in the Mountain West. This enables the Utah Lions Eye Bank to have access to leading industry support and facilities to stay on the forefront of advancements in eye banking.

Our facility is staffed 24/7, providing service and support to donor families, community partners, and surgeons. Our highly-skilled staff can adapt to meet a variety of tissue specifications from our surgeons. Our staff also provides tissue in a reliable and timely fashion.

We provide quality tissue within ideal timeframes for our surgeons both domestically and internationally.

Tissue Services Offered

Corneal Tissue

We offer the following types of of corneal tissue:

Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)

Standard full thickness grafts based on our surgeons' predetermined tissue criteria.

PK Illustration

Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)

ALK Illustration

Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK)

Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)

Partial thickness graft based on our surgeons’ predetermined tissue criteria specifications including, but not limited to:

  • hinge method,
  • S- stamp option, and
  • secondary punch at surgeon preference.

DMEK Illustration

Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)

Microkeratome processed tissue that is processed by Utah Lions Eye Bank’s highly skilled technicians with customized graft thickness and customized markings.

DSAEK Illustration

 

Additional Tissue Types

We also offer these additional tissue types:

  • Sclera – quarter or whole
  • Glycerin Preserved Cornea

Request Tissue

Surgeons can request corneal tissue from Utah Lion's Eye Bank online or by calling 801-213-2092.

If you already have an account with us, visit the tissue request page to request tissue. If you are interested in working with the Utah Lions Eye Bank, please email us or call 801-213-2092.