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Our members are non-profit eye banks and corneal surgeons across the U.S. and internationally.
EBAA offers various services and programs ensuring that eye bankers and physicians possess the most current knowledge about tissue preparation and transplantation techniques. We serve our members through a variety of products, services, and educational content.
Become a Member
The EBAA offers membership to not-for-profit organizations that recover, process, store, evaluate, or distribute ocular and corneal tissue for transplantation. Organizations wishing to apply for membership should submit an application for Associate (Unaccredited), Limited or Comprehensive Membership for consideration.
The Paton Society was formed in 1985 to honor Dr. R. Townley Paton, the founder and driving force behind the first eye bank established in the United States in 1944, and to provide a link between EBAA and corneal surgeons. Each year, the prestigious R. Townley Paton Award is given to an ophthalmologist to recognize his or her commitment to EBAA and Eye Banking.
Member Benefits & Resources
EBAA’s Accreditation Program is the standard to ensure the safety and effectiveness of eye bank operations.
EBAA is the nationally-recognized certifying body for eye bank technicians.
EBAA’s Medical Standards are a guide to eye banks to ensure strict adherence to approved medical policies and procedures.
EBAA produces a variety of publications to educate the general public and its membership.
Eye Bank Resource Center
EBAA has developed tools to help you initiate meaningful conversations with all of the individuals and groups with whom you work.
Physician Resource Center
EBAA has a wide variety of resources, documents, education, and events to help physicians better treat their patients,
Grants & Scholarships
EBAA awards various grants, scholarships, and fellowships to individuals who strive to carry out and promote the EBAA mission of restoring sight worldwide.
EBAA’s awards are designed to recognize individuals who have dedicated their time and expertise to advance the field of eye banking and cornea transplantation.
Text Message Updates
EBAA offers members the opportunity to be contacted with important association updates via text message.