Learn all about Eye Donation
Learn all about Eye Donation

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6 Million people are waiting for eye donation

Every 5 seconds someone goes blind

50 percent of children who become blind die within two years

90 percent of children who are blind don’t go to school

In a country which is home to every sixth person on the planet and is still developing, the share of diseases and illness also tends to get higher. The problem is aggravated due to policy paralysis and limited funding from the government’s end.

An estimated 6 million people are suffering from corneal blindness and a huge gap remains between supply and demand of eyes; supply being less then 10 percent of the demand. Amidst such situation, awareness of masses regarding the blindness and eye donation becomes prerequisite of a healthy society.

There is lots of problems in terms of corneal blindness in India. By getting cornea transplanted a blind person can get his eye-sight back. The process of transplanted means, getting the cornea from a deceased person and later transplanting the same to a blind person. The success rate of this transplantation process is 50%. Which means if we want to give eye sight to one lakh people we will require nearly 2 lakh cornea. There is shortage of cornea in our country and in such condition, a blind person sometimes wait entire life for getting the cornea.

lets learn all about eye donation.


User Avatar Akhil Srivastava

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