Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in association with Queen Mary’s College, organised a human chain to create awareness about eye donation.
Over 200 students of Queen Mary’s College participated in the human chain which began from the Gandhi Statue in Marina Beach.
The campaign was on the sidelines of the 28th National Eye Donation Fortnight observed from August 25 to September 8.
According to a press release, nearly 1.2 lakh corneal blind people require cornea for transplantation, to get back their vision. Approximately 20,000 new cases get added every year and a majority of the patients are young. The eyes donated by people can bring back vision in two-four corneal blind persons.
During the human chain, students carried banners and placards which educated people about the importance of eye donation.
The staff of Queen Mary’s College and Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital were also present.