What will you learn?

  • Basic knowledge on Eye banks Accreditation and Affiliation
  • Knowledge on Legislative and technical aspects
  • Organizing an eye bank
  • Current scenario and different strategies in eye banking (HCRP and CCRP)
  • Donor Screening (Contraindication, Penlight Examination, Physical assessment)
  • Processing of donor eyes (Laboratory corneal excision and Preservation, Sclera Processing and storage)
  • Specular Microscopy for donor cornea
  • Tissue packing and Distribution
  • Donor Forms documentation
  • Preparing and maintaining quality control documents
  • Equipment maintenance and cleaning
  • Safety rules in eye bank
Target Group

Eye Bank Technicians

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
1 per month
Course In-Charge

Dr. M. Srinivasan, MS, DO

Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-100
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates who are working as eye bank technicians with experience in a diagnostic or similar lab or experience in operation theatre procedures
  • Candidates should have basic knowledge of English

Eye Bank Technicians are responsible for the entire activities of eye bank such as retrieval, processing, evaluation, documentation, distribution of tissue and maintenance of the laboratory, instruments and equipment. They remove the eyes (the complete orbs, which are called globes) from the deceased which is then stored carefully and brought to the eye bank.  At the eye bank, technicians examine the tissue under a microscope to look for signs of disease and to make sure the tissue meets the requirements.


General Information

Where to stay?
Accommodation and Food:

Inspiration – Aravind international trainee’s hostel is a comfortable and quiet place located close to the LAICO and Aravind Eye Hospital campus. Visit the website for more details.

How to pay?

Course fee covers tuition fee and teaching materials. National candidates can pay online on receipt of invoice along with the confirmation / appointment letter. International candidates can pay through wire transfer; the account details along with the payment procedure will be emailed to you by the course coordinator on confirmation of your admission.

Campus life at Aravind:

We recommend that all trainees take a look at Vanakkam – as guidebook to Southern India and Aravind. As you prepare for your travel to India and to the Aravind destinations, ‘Vanakkam’ will provide you with detailed information on what to expect when you arrive. This includes travel arrangements, dress code, living conditions, local weather and local food, as well as information on sightseeing and restaurants in the cities where the Aravind facilities are located.

For International Candidates:

A Visa is necessary to travel to India. As your visit to India is for undergoing training, you must obtain student /entry / internship visa (based on the duration of your training). It is advisable to get visa for the entire training period even before arriving in India. Extension of visa while undergoing training is not possible. Tourist visa is strictly prohibited.

On arrival at Aravind:

The FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) registration formalities will be done as per the instructions given on your visa page. For registration purpose, the participant should have their four passport size colour photographs (4×4 cm with white background, ears distinctly visible without spectacles and cap). If required, documents should be presented to the local police commissioner office in person. Please refer registration guidelines for more details.