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Lions Eye Donation Service

Affiliated with the University of MelbourneUniversity of Melbourne Logo

The Lions Eye Donation Service is a joint venture between the Lions Clubs of Victoria and Southern New South Wales, the Centre for Eye Research Australia, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. It routinely provides corneas and sclera for transplantation and research across Victoria and Tasmania.

The Lions Eye Donation Service is a member of the Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand, and can be contacted 24 hours a day by calling the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital on (03) 9929 8666.

  1. About eye donation
    A brief history of eye donation and legal requirements
  2. Health care providers
    Referral documents and consent forms
  3. Donors and their families
    How to become a donor and the role of the donor’s family
  4. Corneal transplant recipients
    Costs, surgery details and possible complications.

To share your experiences of eye donation as a transplant recipient or a family member of a donor, please visit DonateLife’s Facebook page or submit your story to the DonateLife ‘Book of Life’.