Corneal Blindness is one of the most common causes of blindness in India and our country shoulders the largest burden of global blindness.
A corneal transplant is the replacement of damaged or diseased tissues or organs with healthy replacements. In this procedure, an ophthalmologist surgically replaces the diseased cornea with a healthy one.
When I donate my eyes and encourage my family, friends and people I interact with to donate their eyes, I bring in a possibility of change in the situation in India and we can bring light into the life of the deprived.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) calculations, there are about 10 lakh blind and visually disabled persons in India alone – this number could double by the year 2020 unless immediate interventions are made.
Of these 10 lakh, nearly 2 lakh persons have Corneal blindness.
Of these 1.4 lakh can be treated through…
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