In India, there’s an ever-growing and severe requirement of eye donations. However together with it, there’s additionally little info on the market on the precise technique of it, the professionals and cons, and the myths and details. Quite a few studies recommend that there are an estimated 15 million individuals in India who’re blind, and 30 million who’re visually challenged. Dr Harshwardhan Ghorpade, cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi — a Fortis Community Hospital, says that in India, selling and spreading consciousness about eye donation is seldom the onus of the neighborhood, attributable to a number of myths surrounding the trigger; it then turns into the obligation of medical doctors, caregivers and hospitals to construct much-needed consciousness.
Dr Ghorpade says that if the cornea — a clear tissue current within the entrance of the attention — develops a cloudy kind, both attributable to an damage, illness and even malnutrition, an individual experiences impaired imaginative and prescient or typically full lack of imaginative and prescient. This situation of corneal blindness might be fastened by changing the broken cornea with a wholesome human cornea, procured via the donation of eyes.
And whereas it’s an honourable factor to offer somebody the present of sight, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that cloud an individual’s judgement and forestall them from vouching to donate their eyes.
The physician dispels a few of these frequent myths right here: