the RefrActive Eye Bank of Cyprus 

Project "SHARE ViS

"Share  your Vision" 

Paylaş- Μοιράζομαι 

(σημαίνει επίσης συνεργάζομαι-συμπράττω, κατανοώ, συμπάσχω, ομονοώ)

Το πρόγραμμα "Share Vis" _Share your Vision_ είναι μια πιλοτική προσπάθεια της Τράπεζας Οφθαλμών Κύπρου "Γρηγόρης Γεωργαρίου" συνεργασίας όλων των οφθαλμιάτρων των δύο Κοινοτήτων -της Ελληνοκυπριακής και της Τουρκοκυπριακής Κοινότητας- στο ειδικό πεδίο της μεταμόσχευσης Κερατοειδούς . Η μεταμόσχευση κερατοειδούς δίνει ρεαλιστική δυνατότητα  ανάκτησης όρασης μετά από σοβαρά τραύματα μολύνσεις ή δυστροφίες κερατοειδούς. 


"CyprusEYE" η ομάδα της Tράπεζας Oφθαλμών Kύπρου είστε εσείς!   the RefrActive Eye Bank of Cyprus

γιατί η Κύπρος μπορεί να δημιουργήσει 

την καλύτερη Τράπεζα Οφθαλμών 

στην Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη ?

διαβάστε το ΝΕΟ μας άρθρο στην ενότητα: ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΑ >  TA ΝΕΑ ΜΑΣ 

This independent Gadget, Fomula, Video and IOL Registry 

is dedicated to Cataract Surgeons Worldwide. 

 It is entirely supported by the Cyprus Eye Bank Γρηγόρης Γεωργαρίου

(for Eye-Professionals only)  

CyprusEye_Bank is designed as a -not for Profit -NGO to comply with the nine Principles of EyeBanking as declared  by the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Association  recently. (2018) 

CyprusEye_Bank abides to the Principle of  Preventing Commercialisation  of EyeBanking- (For Profit Provision of Grafts)- which is probably the only possible way nowdays to treat Patients in Cyprus and Greece. Finally, we certainly endorse the current international consensus that prohibits trafficking and transplant tourism.


"Γρηγόρης Γεωργαρίου" 

the RefrActive Eye Bank of Cyprus  

76,Strovolou Ave.

2018 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus


  • Cy_Bank in collaboration with Athensvision Eye Institute has  developed  the -Ophthalmologists only- Web Site specialized in IOL selection 

(πληκτρολογήστεΠερισσότερα> τα Νέα μας) 

  • the first Eye and Tissue Banking Seminar in Cyprus 

stay tuned for details! 

  • CyprusEye_Bank has officially offered to cosponsor the next Smalto-Eye Bike Cup. Will Smalto Accept the Challenge?????

the gift of Sight

δείτε την συγκλονιστική συνέντευξη του  κύπριου Σταυροφόρου των μεταμοσχεύσεων Σταύρου Κυπριανού

become a member/volunteer 

Join our Mailing List

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next Cornea/ Eye Banking Meetings 

EEBA Meeting 2021 /CANCELLED
EEBA Meeting 2021 /CANCELLED

οι αφίσες της Τράπεζας Οφθαλμών Κύπρου "Γρηγόρης Γεωργαρίου" 

Cornea Donation

Corneal blindness is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. A recent survey by the Alliance of Eye and Vision Research in the United States, showed that blindness is second only to cancer (for Hispanics) and Alzheimer's (for Caucasians) as the ailment that most people feel would have the greatest impact on their life, while African-Americans ranked it first! (Please see:

It is the result of ocular infections (most commonly due to contact lenses), local and systemic degenerative and inflammatory disorders, and trauma. In contrast to other forms of blindness, corneal blindness is curable through corneal transplantation. With a 95% success rate, cornea transplantation is the oldest, most common, and most successful organ transplant operation to date. 


How is cornea donation different from other solid organ donation (e.g. kidneys, heart)?

Compared to other solid organ transplants (e.g. kidneys, heart, lung), corneal donation is unique in several aspects:

a. It does not require an alive (brain-dead) donor for tissue procurement. Cornea tissue procurement occurs within the first 24 hours after death.

b. It is not the whole eye that is removed and transplanted, but only the very front layer of it (it measures 12 mm in diameter and 0.6 mm in thickness).

c. The donor tissue can be used successfully up to 14 days  (Cold Storage and over one month Storage in Culture) after Procurement.

d. Systemic diseases (e.g. cancer) that would preclude donation of other organs, are not prohibitive for corneal donation. With the exception of highly communicable diseases (e.g. hepatitis, HIV, prion disease), anyone can be a donor.

e. Quality of corneal tissue does not depend on donor age.

f. Wearing glasses or having other eye common diseases (e.g. glaucoma, macular degeneration) does not affect the quality of the cornea tissue.      

g. Cornea donation will not affect the appearance of the donor and open casket funeral can proceed as scheduled without any delays.

Coorperating Partners

Ο "Κανονισμός Λειτουργίας" V2.02 (2020) της Τράπεζας Οφθαλμών Κύπρου είναι Έτοιμος!   

CyprusEYE_Bank: the RefrACTIVE Eye Bank of Cyprus 

The CyprusEye_Bank is supported by: