Pledge your eyes after death that is the most precious gift you can give to a blind person
Why should you Donate Eyes:
- The cornea of donated eye, used in corneal transplantation, can help a corneal blind person regain sight.
- It is estimated that out of 15 million blind people in India, 6.8 million people are suffering from corneal blindness.
- Eye donation is the voluntary donation of eye of a dead individual to a registered eye bank
- Eyes can be donated by any individual irrespective of age, sex, religion, caste or race.
- No religion is against eye donation.
Important points to remember:
- Inform your family members of your desire to Donate eyes
- Eyes can be donated only after death and must be removed within 6 hours after death
- You need to inform the eye bank close to your house, soon after death.
- The eye bank team will visit the house/hospital and perform the procedure of eye removal called ‘ENUCLEATION’. This takes about 20-30 minutes and the face of the deceased is not disfigured in any way.
- The identities of both the donor and the recipient are kept confidential.
- Eye donation forms are available at our centre, with details of your nearest eye bank.
- By filling up the form you are just making your wish public, so that in any inadvertency, your family and friends are aware of your wish for eye donation, and make the necessary phone call to the eye bank within the 6 hours after death.
For Eye Donation contact: 2212 1255 / 2212 1253
Eye line: 2223 5005