Recipient and Research Waiting Lists

ODEF offers tissue on a first-come first serve basis. Ordering corneas requires a minimum of two weeks advance notice and for ordering sclera, 48 hours is required. Pre-cut corneas are available upon special request. These must be ordered at least two weeks prior to the surgery date. Emergencies can be accommodated. To place a tissue order please call our laboratory (804) 560-7540. You can also initiate the process by sending an email to our laboratory staff. We will then call you to obtain the needed information and issue a confirmation number. You must have the following information available when ordering tissue.

  • Patient’s name
  • Address
  • SSN
  • Date of surgery
  • Type of surgery
  • Time of surgery
  • Place of surgery
  • OS/OD
  • Diagnosis
  • Your name and email address

Please Note: A tissue order will not be considered complete until you receive this confirmation number. If you have not received a confirmation number in two business days you should contact our lab to check the status of your tissue order.

Emergency Tissue

If you have a need for emergency tissue, please contact the laboratory.

(804) 560-7540
(800) 832-0728