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Facts about eye donation
 
  • The eyes have to be removed within six hours of death. So the nearest eye bank or eye collection centre must be informed immediately irrespective of the initial pledging of eye donation.
  • Eye removal takes only 10-15 minutes and leaves no scar or disfigurement of the face
  • Only the cornea is transplanted for all practical purpose and not the entire eyeball. However, other part of eye is used for research and education purpose.
  • Eye donation gives sight to two blind persons. One blind person is given one eye.
  • The donated corneas are transplanted to patients eye who are waiting list in accordance with the priority based on guidelines to avoid malpractices.
  • The eyes are never bought or sold. Eye donation is never refused
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