Any good-minded human being from the age of 20 year can be a donor without any maximum limit for donating the eye. All one needs to do is bequeath his or her eyes by taking a simple pledge to donate the eye after death. While taking a pledge during ones lifetime itself is a noble deed, it requires the support of the relatives or friends to carry out the wishes of eye donation of the deceased. They need to call up the Eye Bank immediately as the eye need to be removed within a maximum of six hours of death.

Anyone can donate eyes and it does not matter if anyone has the following

  1. Undergone cataract surgery
  2. Poor Eyesight
  3. Glasses
  4. Diabetes
  5. Hypertension

Person above 80, died because of following

  1. Blood cancer
  2. Septicaemia
  3. Hepatitis A, B or C
  4. HIV positive
  5. Rabies or any unknow cause etc.

The relatives of the deceased person can donate the eyes of their beloved ones immediately after the death. As explained already, the eyes need to be collected within six hours of death. Keep both eyes of the beloved deceased closed and cover with moist cotton. Switch off the ceiling fan, if any, directly over the deceased person If possible, apply antibiotic eye drops periodically in the deceased’s eyes to reduce the chance of any infection. Raise the head of the deceased by about six inches, if possible, to reduce the chances of bleeding at the time of removal of the eyes.

Yes, the relatives of the deceased can decide on the eye donation of their beloved one.

No, this is a common misconception. Only the diseased black of the eye (cornea) can be replaced if the recipient is fit to accept it.

If the retina and optic nerve head are healthy as per a sonography, there are good chances that it would be useful unless amblyopia has set in.

No, only corneal pathology can be corrected. Also serves as a window to treat retinal diseases if any behind..

Except for HIV, slow virus diseases, storage disorders, and haematogenous cancers, every one can donate their eyes