India has the largest burden of global blindness. A considerable number of Indians also suffer from significant impairment of vision that threatens their ability to be self-reliable. While the problem is formidable, the need to take up the challenge of curtailing it is compelling. According to World Health organization up to 80% of cases of blindness are avoidable, either resulting from preventable conditions (20%) or being treatable (60%) so that the sight is restored.
Eyes are the expression of your soul connecting you to the world. Sight is the most precious gift God has given to mankind. Eyes are constantly at work from the moment we wake up to the moment we close them to go to sleep thus it is important to maintain good eye sight and preserve the visual function throughout one’s life time.
So, following are the general measures one should take care to safeguard their eyes:
Awareness about Eye Donation
Lack of public awareness about eye donation is the biggest cause for a growing disparity between the number of corneas available and the number of people needing them. Moolchand Medcity and National Eye Bank (Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS) have joined hands to work together for creating awareness about eye donation and cornea retrieval by providing a platform in the precinct of Moolchand Eye Clinic.
Moolchand Eye Clinic with a constant endeavor to bring upward trend in eyes donation is providing corneal transplantation and sharing best practices in tissue preservation, transport and surgical practices. Thus an eye for an eye makes someone to see this beautiful and bright world full of colors.
Dr. Satish Mehta, Consultant, Ophthalmology, Moolchand Eye Clinic, Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi.
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