Eye Donation at Glance
Why Eye Donation is required?
- Corneal Blindness is one of the most common causes of blindness in India. Every five seconds, one individual goes blind. At present 18,000 corneas are collected in the country every year whereas we need 100,000 corneas in a year to fight corneal blindness.
Who can Donate Eye?
- Any person can be an eye donor, WEARING GLASSESS AND AGE of the person make no difference. Persons younger than 18 years must have the authorization of the parents or guardian. Who will benefit from Eye Donation? An estimated 3 million people who are blind due to corneal diseases are eligible for corneal transplantation.
- After the eyes are acquired, the eyes will be processed by the Eye Bank and supplied to the eye specialists who will transplant the corneal tissue into the eye of a person blinded by corneal disease.
What part of the donated eye is useful?
• All parts of the eye are useful. The corneal (front portion) of the eye is used for transplantation. The other parts are used for Retinal Reattachment surgery and important research NO EYES ARE WASTED
How do I donate my eye?
- Discuss your desire with your relative and instruct them to inform the nearest Eye-Bank in the event of your death.
What is the role of Religion in Eye Donation?
- All major religious faiths approve of and support donation of eyes for the restoration of sight.
Address & Contact number of Eye Bank at Surat
1. Arpan Public Charitable Trust Eye Bank.
Second Floor, Kinara Apt.,
Makkaipul, Near Vivekanand Circle,
Contact No : +91 0261 2470555
+91 0261 2474600
2. Lokdrasti charitable Trust Eye Bank.
Rang Avdhut Soc.,
Matavadi, Lambe Hanuman Road,
Contact No : +91 0261 2553653
3. New Civil Hospital Eye Bank.
Contact No : +91 0261 2244147