About Eye Donation
Cornea is the transparent front portion of the eye that permits light to enter the eye and focus on the retina. Normally crystal clear, it can become cloudy or misshapen, causing partial or total corneal blindness. Corneal transplantation is a surgical procedure whereby a damaged cornea is replaced by a healthy cornea from a deceased donor.
No, only the front thin transparent layer (cornea) is used for transplantation.
It should be removed within 6-8 hours of death.
No, the eye bank team goes to the donor's residence or the hospital to perform the procedure.
No, the procedure takes only twenty minutes.
Only the corneas of people suffering from AIDS, rabies, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, septicemia are considered unfit for transplant.
Even if a donated cornea is not good enough for vision, it can be still be used for emergency patching up of defective corneas till a healthy cornea becomes available.
No, the donor-recipient information in kept strictly confidential.
Yes, all religious faiths support this vital sight restoration program.