Eye Donation

  • Hundreds of Bangaloreans take part in the Blind Walk September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Nearly 600 Bangaloreans took to streets on Sunday to participate in a special programme to raise awareness about the challenges faced by visually challenged people and encouraged the blessed to pledge their eyes. A Blind Walk, where the visually challenged people led the blindfolded participants giving them an insight...
  • AIIMS sees increase in eye donors September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The eye bank of AIIMS has seen a rise in the number of donors in the last couple of years, an official said on Tuesday. "In the last couple of years, the eye bank of AIIMS has seen an increase in the number of eye donors. From a very...
  • Project 'Vision' seeks to make Bangalore the eyedonation capital November 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Eyes are too precious to be buried or burnt because they are eye sight to somebody else. It is with this belief that Father George is aiming to gift sight to hundreds of visually impaired people in Bangalore. Father George launched Project Vision in October to get volunteers to...
  • Singer finds innovative way to promote eye donation October 2, 2011

    Viraag, a Mumbai based singer, has found an innovative way to get people to pledge their eyes for donation. ...
  • 70 pc eye donations went waste in 2010: report September 13, 2011

    Mumbai: The Prime Minister has become the latest in the list of public figures to pledge to donate his eyes. But alarming statistics show that last year 70 per cent of the eyes donated went to waste. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has pledged to donate his eyes. It is a...
  • PM, wife pledge to donate eyes September 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Setting an example, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh on Thursday pledged to donate their eyes. They signed the pledge form on the occasion of National Eye Donation day. There are over 4.5 million visually challenged persons in the country and doctors feel that at least...
  • Centenarian pledges to donate eyes December 18, 2010

    Bangalore: He worked with Mahatma Gandhi and participated in freedom struggle, but the 113yearold wants contribute in India's development even after his death, so the centenarian has pledged to donate his eyes for research. The word 'Living Legend' is not mere metaphor when it comes to Pandit Sudhakar Chaturvedi, who on...
  • Join the race to give sight to 4.6 mn, donate eyes September 5, 2009

    There are an estimated 4.6 million people with corneal blindness in India waiting for a corneal transplant. Ninety per cent of these people are below the age of 45 years including 60 per cent below the tender age of 12 years. Eye donations by you or your loved ones...
  • Turning Nelson's eye, cornea donation in India hit January 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Eye donations in India are at an alltime low. Lack of donor participation and an ineffective system is resulting in long waiting periods for the patients. For 17yearold Gulistan, the wait is finally over. Last year a firecracker explosion had left her 90 per cent blind in both the...
  • Man plays Good Samaritan, donates eye despite accident July 30, 2008

    Sambalpur: An eye for an eye doesn't always leave the world blind. Rupraj Dharua, a 35yearold man from Orissa proved it correct. He recently donated one of his eyes to a person who was about to lose both his eyes. Dharua survived a road accident last week in Sambalpur...
  • On birthday, actor Vikram pledges his eyes April 18, 2008

    Chennai: April 17 was a special day for Tamil actor Vikram. Not only did the star celebrate his birthday, he also pledged his eyes and got over a thousand fans to join him for the cause. "I though I'll do something for the mankind, so I'm pledging my eyesand I...