Who can donate eye / Who can be an eye donor
Practically anybody from the age of 1 year. There is no upper age limit. People who wear spectacles, who have undergone cataract surgery, diabetics and those who have hypertension can donate their eyes. People blind from retinal or optic nerve disease can also donate their eyes.
Who can donate eyes?
• Eye donors can belong to any age group or sex
• People who use spectacles, short sightedness, long sightedness or astigmatism or even those operated for cataract can still donate, as these conditions may not affect the cornea.
• Patients who are diabetics, those suffering from hypertension, asthma patients and those without communicable diseases can also donate eyes.
• Persons who were infected with or died from AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, rabies, septicemia, acute leukemia, tetanus, cholera, meningitis or encephalitis cannot donate eyes.
• Eyes donated to The Eye-Bank that are not medically suitable for transplant may be used for medical research and education.
The ultimate decision about usage for transplantation will be made after evaluation.