Keratoplasty or Corneal Grafting will be done for corneal blindness i.e scarring of the cornea due to injury, chemical burn etc. If the retina and optic nerve are in good condition, a corneal replacement will restore the vision.
The donor’s cornea will be grafted on to the patient’s eye. Either the whole cornea will be grafted (penetrating keratoplasty) or partial thickness of cornea (DLK).
The donor cornea is obtained from the deceased’s eye which will be taken within six hours of death.
Anybody can become an eye donor irrespective of their age and sex.
Diabetes, hypertension, cataract surgery are not contraindications for eye donation.
Eyes are the only organs to be taken after death.