The Florida Lions Eye Bank recently passed the required inspections to
achieve accreditation from the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA). The accreditation process required months of preparation and adjustments by the FLEB staff. The Florida Lions Eye Bank joins 80 eye banks accredited in the U.S. and seven international eye banks accredited by the EBAA, which focuses on setting standards, education and advocacy.
"We are proud to be a part of the EBAA and to have been awarded accreditation," said Executive Director Elizabeth Fout Caraza. "Our staff
worked tirelessly to ensure all standards were met."
The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) accredits facilities that provide human eye tissue for surgical use, research and ophthalmic training. The EBAA has developed extensive medical standards (MS) and procedures for procurement, preservation, storage and distribution of human eye tissue for transplantation and research, as well as an on-site inspection program to accredit eye banks. This inspection program was developed to ensure consistently acceptable evaluation of eye banks.