Eye Donation Fortnight Launched In City

Published: 01st September 2015 05:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2015 05:07 AM   |  A+A-

QUEEN’S ROAD: A world without vision is a grim prospect. Corneal diseases are the major cause of visual impairment and blindness in a developing country like India where there is a huge requirement for corneal transplant.

The number of corneal transplants done is much less than the actual requirement due to the insufficient number of corneas collected. One pair of donated eyes can light up the life of two blind persons. To create awareness and motivate the families of the bereaved to donate, Sankara Eye Foundation has launched ‘Sign4Sight- Year of Million Miracles’, a campaign that will run across all 13 units of Sankara Eye Hospitals for a year.

The campaign commenced on August 25. The foundation aims to get a million pledges by getting people to sign upon their website and through in-hospital activities, corporate partners and other community organisations.

A new page (www.sankaraeye.com/Sign4sight.aspx) is live on Sankara’s website where the pledging forms are available online.

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