Ocular Tissue Procurement

NDRI works with eye bank partners to obtain consent and recover ocular tissue from donors. Recovered tissues have a postmortem to preservation interval of 14 to 24 hours and can be delivered to researchers within 36 to 72 hours. Normal or diseased ocular tissues can be sent to researchers fresh in a moist chamber, media with antibiotics, frozen or fixed.

Examples of specimens we can provide from our ocular donor stream include:

  • Whole globe
  • Posterior pole
  • Cornea
  • Aqueous
  • Vitreous
  • Lens

Ocular Histological Sections

NDRI’s Ocular Histological Sections Project is an invaluable resource for investigators who are unable to process primary tissue samples or prefer to receive cut slides from an existing collection. An experienced ophthalmologist/histopathologist processes all eyes, and provides detailed pathology reports, including comprehensive medical/social history data, for each donor. Visit our Bioinventory page to learn more about our biobank offerings and view the current ocular slide availability.

If you have questions, please contact NDRI at (800) 222-NDRI (6374), ext. 391 or email us at research@ndriresource.org.
Apply now to request tissue custom to your protocol.