Iran (IP)- Associate Professor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences said that the only active eye bank in the West Asian region belongs to Iran.

Iran Press/Iran news: Mozhgan Rezaei Kanavi said to Iran Press on Tuesday that the Middle East countries, except for Iran, import corneas from European countries, adding: "The Central Eye Bank of Iran has been among the top in the world in its three decades of activities."

Rezaei also said that Iran ranks first in the region in terms of the number of corneal transplants, adding that more than 6,000 corneal transplants are performed in Iran annually.

Speaking about the production of corneal preserving solution in Iran, the professor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences said: "Among Asian countries, Indians succeeded in producing Cornisol solution about one or two years ago, which is similar to the solution made by Iran and its American sample."

The Iranian Corneal preservative solution will be unveiled at Iran's Shahid Labbafinejad Hospital on Saturday.


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