Nearly 2.5 million Indians are afflicted with Corneal Blindness and a significant number of them, at a very young age. Patients with corneal blindness can be visually rehabilitated only through the replacement of their own damaged or disease affected corneas with healthy corneal tissues obtained from voluntary donors. The shortage of corneas is so acute that a majority of the patients requiring corneal transplantation are not fortunate enough to undergo the procedure within a reasonable period.
Eye donation can be done by all people regardless of age, gender or race. Even spectacle wearers and people suffering from Diabetes and Hypertension can donate their eyes. You can give the gift of sight by pledging your eyes at the Eye Bank - however the consent of the next of kin is essential for making an eye donation.
To know more about the process of eye donation, please see the below video