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April 8, 2022 - Blogs

Importance of Eye Pledge and Eye-Donation

Each individual is unique, a combination of faculties in a particular configuration. To spot another one, exactly similar is impossible. Anyone with an impaired faculty in one sense is endowed with enhanced faculty in another sense. Yes; they might not replicate in mainstream. That does not mean they are deficient altogether or a burden to the family and society.

Though all organs of the body are equally significant, eyes can somehow be considered a little more special. It renders us vision and lets us enjoy the aesthetics that the world has to offer. However, due to several kinds of visual impairments, many people lose their vision and the world turns dark to them. We can give them the gift of light by a simple step of eye donation.

Most of these visual impairments are caused by corneal impairment and are curable, specially through eye donation, which refers to donating one’s eyes after death. Just like any other body organ, the cornea of the eye can also be donated after death which will render vision to the blind.

However, due to lack of awareness, social or religious reserves, etc., eye donation is yet get its due importance in our country. Thus, to raise awareness among the masses on eye donation, the National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed from August 25 to September 8 every year.

Donated eyes are used to restore vision in people suffering from corneal blindness. Cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of the eye. If it is impaired, vision is reduced or lost. In such cases, vision can be restored by a simple surgery called keratoplasty wherein the cornea is replaced. As of today, there is no other solution for corneal blindness than the replacement of cornea.

Needless to say, eye donation is truly a divine deed. Eyes are the most valuable part of our body; therefore, it should not be wasted by burning or burying them after death. So do not hesitate. Donating your eyes will only make you a greater human being. Pledge to donate your eyes and be in the prayers of someone.

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