About the ECCTR Project

Cornea transplantations Worldwide, the cornea is the most frequently transplanted intact tissue with over 180,000 transplants performed annually.

In Europe, an estimated 30,000 cornea transplantations are performed annually.
Corneal disease is the second cause of blindness worldwide.
Corneal transplantation remains the main method for rehabilitation once vision is affected, pain reduction is needed or the integrity of the eye is at risk.

Who we are

The European Cornea and Cell Transplantation Registry (ECCTR) is a European Consortium that aims to build an EU web-based registry in the field of cornea and to asses and verify the safety quality and efficacy of corneal transplantation.

The aim of the project is to build a common assessment methodology and establish an EU web-based registry and network for academics, health professionals and authorities to assess and verify the safety quality and efficacy of corneal transplantation in ophthalmology.

Project Timeline

The project is a three-year programme, with development of an EU web registry in the first year, followed by recruitment of clinics and eye banks and collection of data in the second year. Evaluation of the collected data and development of an evidence-based European protocol will take place in year three, and results will also disseminated at a final conference.

The Project

The project aims to build a common assessment methodology and establish an EU web-based registry and network for academics, health professionals and authorities to assess and verify the safety quality and efficacy of corneal transplantation.

The consortium of the project consists of eight partners: the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Specialists (EuCornea), Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus (FBOV) & European Eye Bank Association (EEBA), NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), University of Maastricht (MU), Nederlandse Transplantatie Stichting (NTS) and Blekinge Lans Landsting (LTBlekinge).

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ECCTR Work Packages

The core work packages will be implemented with the following time schedule

Partner Information

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