About the ECCTR Project
European Union Web-Based Registry
Cornea transplantations Worldwide, the cornea is the most transplanted tissue with over 100,000 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 (new) human tissue transplantation in ophthalmic surgery.
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 (new) human tissue
transplantations and in
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.
This Grant has received co-funding by the Health programme of the European Union under the Grant Agreement N. 709723
ECCTR Work Packages
The core work packages will be implemented with the following time schedule
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