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 Facts about Eye Donation
  • Eyes can be donated only after death.
  • Eyes must be removed within 4- 6 hours after death.
  • Only a Registered Medical Practitioner can remove eyes from a deceased.
  • The eye bank team will remove the eyes from the home of the deceased or from a hospital.
  • Eye removal does not delay the funeral since the entire procedure takes 20-30 minutes only.
  • A small quantity of blood will be drawn to rule out communicable diseases.
  • Eye retrieval does not cause disfigurement.
  • Religions are for eye donation
  • The identities of both the donor and the recipient are kept confidential.

 Important Points

To donate eyes, the relatives of the deceased should do the following procedures :

  • Close the eyelids of the deceased.
  • Switch off the fan.
  • Raise the head of the deceased slightly by placing a pillow underneath.
  • Contact the nearest eye bank as quickly as possible.
  • Give the correct address with specific landmarks and telephone number to enable the eye bank team locate the place easily.
  • If the death certificate from the physician is available, keep it ready.
  • Eye donation can be done only with the written consent of the next of kin in the presence of two witnesses.
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