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Why Eye Donation?
Process of Eye donation
Myths about eye donation

Eye Donation

1.  Eyes may be donated only after death. 

2.  Eyes must be removed within 4-6 hours after death.

3.  Nearest eye bank should be informed immediately.

4.  Eyes may be removed only by a trained doctor.

5.  The eye bank team may remove eyes at home of the deceased or at a hospital.

6.  Eye removal process is simple and takes only 10 to 15 minutes.

7.  Eye removal does not leads to any disfigurement in eye.

8.  Only the transparent section of the eyes called cornea is taken out and not the full eye ball.

9.  A small quantity of blood will be drawn to rule out communicable diseases.

10. Anyone can pledge eyes.

11. The eyes can be pledged to any eye bank preferably the nearest one.

12. The identities of both the donor and the recipient remain confidential.

13. One pair of eyes gives vision to TWO corneal blind people.

14. Eyes donated to The Eye-Bank that are not medically suitable for transplant may be used for medical research and education.

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