Münster Cornea Bank
In the Cornea Bank of the Department of Ophthalmology, donor corneas are obtained for transplantation in accordance with surgical requirements in order to restore vision after an injury, disease or inflammation of the cornea or at least prevent any deterioration.
Who is allowed to donate?
Any deceased individual who had healthy eyes during his/her lifetime and did not suffer from any communicable disease can be considered as a cornea donor. A cornea donation is always voluntary and not possible against the wishes of an individual stated during his or her lifetime. The Federal Ministry of Health issues free donor cards which allow individuals to confirm their willingness to be a donor during their lifetime.
Retinal Implant/Retinal Prosthesis System
The Retinal Prosthesis System is also known as the Bionic Eye or simply a retinal implant. Electrostimulation of the eye will provide visual perception in blind people. The retinal implant is used in the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa.