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  • We don’t want you to PLEDGE TO DONATE YOUR EYES.

  • We want you to Understand EYE DONATION and Spread the Awareness.

  • SPARE FEW MINUTES TO READ THIS.

  • IN INDIA WHERE 15 LAKH PEOPLE ARE CORNEAL BLIND

  • WHERE ATLEAST ONE LAKH EYES ARE REQUIRED EVERY YEAR

  • LAST YEAR WE COLLECTED 15000 usable EYES ONLY!

  • WE BURNT OR BURIED 150 LAKH EYES…

 

UNDERSTANDING EYE DONATION:

Why should Eyes be donated?

Donated human eyes are necessary in preservation and restoration of sight through corneal transplantation, research and education. Infants born with cloudy corneas have an opportunity to see following corneal transplantation.

What is the Cornea?

The cornea is the clear, transparent dome in front of the "black portion" of the eye.. Loss of transparency directly results in loss of vision.

What is Corneal Transplantation?

A Corneal transplant is an operation which replaces the opaque cornea with a clear cornea obtained from a human donor eye.

How does a Cornea become opaque?

1. Infection

2. Injuries

3. Iatrogenic (Malpractice, Improper Post-op. care after any eye surgery)

4. Malnutrition

5. Congenital / Hereditary.

Who can be an Eye Donor?

Practically anyone from the age of 1 year. There is no maximum age limit.

Spectacle Wearers, Persons who had cataract surgery, diabetics and hypertensive individuals can their donate eyes.

Can the next-of-kin consent to a donation if the deceased family member hasn't signed a pledge form? YES.

How to donate?

The eyes need to be collected within 6 hours of death. So, call the eye bank as early as possible after the death.

 



Testimonials

iindu r
Date: Feb 23, 2011


Nayanjyothi - really I am very happy to participate as a eye donor. Thanks for your support.
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