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EYE BANKING IN INDIA

In India , thee are approximately 120 lakh blind in both eyes and 80 lakh blind in one eye , which is about one fourth of the total blind population of the world . This means 14.9 out of every 1000 people in India are blind compared to just 3 per 1000 in the developed countries. Blindness in most cases is avoidable that is, either preventable or curable of the 120 lakh blind, approximately 103 lakh are curable by relatively simple operations, unfortunately yet they remain uncured.

About 96 lakh persons suffer from cataract which can be cured by a simple operation. Seven lakh of Indias population suffering from corneal blindness, mostly children in their early childhood, can be cured by corneal transplantation.

     For more details contact :
Eye Bank Association of India
Plot No: 12, B.N.R. Colony,
Road No: 14, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad - 500 034.
Ph : 91-40-3545454 / 3544504, Fax : 91-40-3548271
Website : www.ebai.org