Course Forum: Learn about Eye Donation
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.
- How can one donate eyes?
- What is an Eye Bank?
- How Eye Bank ensure that the donated eyes would not be misused?
- How to contact Eye Bank?
- What is the procedure for eye donation?
- What precautions are to be taken?
- After the removal of eyes, would there be any complications or disfigurement?
- Is eye donation against religious principles or traditions?
- Who can donate eyes? Is there any age limit?
- Who cannot donate their eyes?
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