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Eye donation after death.

I am doing my MBA. I read in a paper that once the person dies his eyes can be used for the blind persons so that they can see. Is ther any thing like that. I want to know more about this. Is it possible to do this. Iam really interested to know about this. I wish to donate my eyes after my death and help the blind people to se the world.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Eye donation is indeed a noble cause and it surely can help treat corneally blind throughout the world.
You have to fill in the form and can deposit in nearby eye bank. You can get list of eye banks probably from eye bank association of India and many of your question will be answered there.Look at
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AMITAVA's  Response
Dear Dr. i would like to donate my eyes after my death.As i would like to see that a person need of eyes and by donating the same i want to see that person in need can see the world.i do not have any eye related problem as on date. Also i want to say that no money should be taken from that person by anybody including my family members who so ever need my eyes.
Amitava Bhattacharjee
Ophthalmologist Dr. Dadapeer K's  Response
Eye donation is one of the noble act which will help two corneal blind people to see, thereby gives vision to two blind people.
Eye donation is done only after death.
Prior registration that you are willing to donate the eyes after death at near by eye bank, but is not mandatory as consent from the near and dear ones of the deseased person is mandatory for eye collection.
After registration eye bank will issue a identity card which has to be carried always as this will help in knowing about the decision taken by a person in case of his or her death.
The near by eye bank as to be called within 6 hours of death of the person, team consisting of ophthalmologist will come to the place of death and collect eye ball. This is absolutely done at free of cost.
The collected eye ball is analyzed and investigated to rule out contrindications for eye transplantation and used for keratoplasty, a surgery involving the transplantation of cornea to the corneal blind person.
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akiko's  Response
eye donation is very good thing after death. it is a wonderful idea. see that the eye is been donated within 6 hours after death. one thing i did not like is there is lot of formality in the process. why dont it need to be made simple
Ophthalmologist Dr. N. K. Misra's  Response
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eye donation is possible within 4-6 hrs. in summers and 8-10 hrs in winters in india as delay in donating the eye leads to spoiling of the donar tissue.Now we insist upon the next to kin to be aware of the steps to be taken at the time of grief in the family.There is a all india toll free no.1919 which when contacted will connect you to the local eye bank and the team from eye bank will visit and get the eye donation done.In the meanwhile the attendants are supposed to put a wet cotton on the eye and switch off the fan
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Its good idea that you are having idea to donate eye.eyes can bedonated upto 6 hours of death provided that there is no contraindication.YOU can fill eye donation form any time and can have this form from any good eye institue who are having eye banks
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Tulika's  Response
sarvendrianam nayam pradanam, it means of all senses the eye sight is most important. and everyone should think to donate the eyes for the blind so that they see the world
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vini's  Response

Yes you can donate the eye. You can contact eye bank he will guide you about the process.

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Dr.Mihir Shah's  Response

Eye donation can be done by anybody after death.Diabetics can donate their eyes.

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corjan's  Response
hi i am Corjan 36 yrs, i am diabetic since 5 yrs. i am on insulin. can i donate my eyes after death. i heard that diabetic can get cataract and other issues. please let me know the answer for this.
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