India has approximately 14 million blind population
of which 60% are due to cataract, which is a surgically
curable disease. Because of poverty, illiteracy and
ignorance, rural population is more affected as compared
to the urban.
The Eye bank at Shri Ganapati Netralaya has a dedicated
team of medical and paramedical staff for the collection,
storage and transplantation of donor eyes. A 24-hour
facility is available for the collection of eyes.
In the eye bank, the eye is examined and assessed
and the corneal tissue is stored in the required media.