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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.

 


 

Things to do after making the call:

  1. Keep both eyes of deceased closed and covered with moist cotton.

  2. Switch off the overhead fan.

  3. Raise the head end of the body by about 6 inches, if possible - to lessen the incidence of bleeding during the removal of the eyes.

Is there any delay in funeral arrangements?

Eyes removal is done shortly (within half an hour) after death and leaves no visible signs that would interfere with common funeral practices.

Is there religious conflict?

No, Donations gives a gift of life or sight to others. As such, it is consistent with beliefs and attitudes of all major religious and ethical traditions.


BECOME A SIGHT AMBASSADOR TO SUPPORT EYE DONATION MOVEMENT:

How TO BECOME A SIGHT AMBASSADOR?

Send SMS:

Eye <space> Name <space> PLACE

send to 9902080011

If you want to help us as Volunteer:

Send SMS:

JOG <space> NAME <space> PLACE

Send to 9902080011

 

"There is no lovelier way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to those in the dark."

- Helen Keller

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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