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‘Eye donation is a noble deed, which our government has always encouraged’: Mamata

‘Eye donation is a noble deed, which our government has always encouraged’: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 25 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the occasion

of National Eye Donation Fortnight, today said, “Eye donation is a noble deed, which

our government has always encouraged.”

“National Eye Donation Fortnight begins today. Eye donation is a noble deed, which

our government has always encouraged,” Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking

page.

“Bangla is one of the few States to have successfully created green corridors for the

speedy transfer of organs. I also pledged to donate my eyes 15 years ago,” she added.

The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed every year from August 25 to

September 8. It is a campaign which aims to create mass public awareness about the

importance of eye donation and to motivate people to pledge their eyes for donation

after death.

Blindness is one of the major public health problems in the developing countries.

According to World Health Organization, corneal diseases (Damage to the tissue

covering the front of eye called cornea) are among the major causes of vision loss

and blindness, after cataract and glaucoma.

In most cases, loss of sight can be corrected through 'Eye Donation" After the death

of a person, various organs can be donated and can be surgically transplanted to the

patients who need them. One such organ is the eye.

By donating eyes after death, a corneal blind person can see again through a surgical

procedure known as corneal transplantation, where by the damaged cornea is replaced

by a healthy cornea from the eye donor.

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