Eye Donation Fortnight 2015
On the occasion of Eye Donation Fortnight We are publishing set of 10 Posters promoting eye donation and request to all of you to download these posters, take a print and display it at various places such as office, apartment, notice board, school, college, institute, clubs etc… and don not forget to share your story with us.
More then 5 Million people are waiting for eye donation. Lets make it habit, donate EYEs. 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. Last year 50 thousand cornea were donated and around 20 thousand operations took place in entire India. The figures are far too less in terms of seeing the long queue of the blind people. There is shortage of cornea in our country and in such condition, a blind person sometimes wait entire life for getting the cornea.
Eye donation is only done after death and at that moment the body is not alive. The operation is very critical and the eye-lid are closed. Only the cornea is taken out from the body not the eyes. In India its not important for a person to sign the eye donation form while he/she is alive but their close relatives can also fill and sign the form. People can inform their close relatives while they are alive that they want to donate their eyes. This will help a lot. learn more about eye donation at Eye Donation