Eye Donation Centre

An Eye bank is an organization that collects, stores, and distributes the donor eyes for the purpose of corneal grafting. It is estimated that there are over 200 eye bank in India of which only 30% are practically functional. No eye bank can function without proper organizational inputs. In a vast country like India with multi-religious and multi-ethnic society, the eye bank's responsibility is enormous. In our country home deaths are common without proper medical records. Hence an eye bank has to be equipped to collect precious corneas round the clock, to screen for donor diseases, assess the tissue for suitability, to preserve the tissue and its proper distribution for utilization. It is peripheral centre of an eye bank which helps in better functioning. It is located in urban area for population >2 lakh EDC is affiliated to a registered eye bank.

Functions of EDC


Local publicity –public and professional awareness about eye donation Co-ordinate with donor families and hospitals to motivate eye donation Registration of donors willing to pledge eyes Collections of donor eyes and their blood sample for serology Initial processing, packing & safe transport of tissue to parent eye bank

Duties of Eye Bank


  Collect as much data as possible
  Donor details: name, age, diagnosis, cause of death
  Caller name, hospital, Phone number, address
  Eye collections are to be performed within 6-8hrs
  On reaching the donor premises doctor first gets consent form filled up and signed by next of kin ( ask for donation form or donor card if present )
  Next Blood samples of donor are collected for - HIV , Hepatitis- B ,Hepatitis C and syphilis
  Eye is enucleated carefully
  Enucleated eye is transferred to wide collection bottles with moist cotton roll.
  Eyes lids are closed without causing disfigurement
  Refrigerate as soon as soon as possible at 40C & send immediately to eye bank
  Never freeze collection bottle
Eye Bank Association of India


Eye Bank Association of India is a not for profit society. The policies of the organization are framed by an Executive committee, which comprises of Ophthalmologists and Eye Bankers. The Executive committee is elected by the members of the association and the term of the committee is three years.

Any person or organization can become a member of Eye Bank Association of India and help strengthen the eye donation movement.

Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI) is a national organization acting as a resource center for all eye banks and organizations involved in the eye donation movement. The main objectives of EBAI are to increase collection of eyes, introduce uniform standards in eye banks all over the country and to educate public about eye donation and prevention of corneal blindness. Over the past few years EBAI has been receiving support from all quarters.

Celebrities like Amitabh Bachhan & Jaya Bachhan, Aishwarya Rai, Zakhir Hussain, Pandit Hariprasad Chourasia, Tridandi Chinna Jeer Swamijee, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Chiranjeevi, Rajinikanth and many more have endorsed eye donation.

International Organisations like ORBIS, Lions, Rotary etc., have supported many of our activities. Government has helped us conduct many seminars and workshop to educate public on eye donation.

The Project Vision is a member of the Eye Bank Association of India.

EYE DONATION CENTRES AFFILIATED TO EYE BANKS REGD UNDER HOTA IN KARNATAKA

Sl.No

NAME OF THE EDC

AFFILATED TO EYE BANK

PLACE

DISTRICT

1.

ARYA VYSYA EYE FOUNDATION

LIONS INTERNATIONAL EYE BANK, BANGALORE WEST LIONS EYE HOSPITAL,BANGALORE

BELLARY

BELLARY

2.

AKKAMAHADEVI EYE DONATION CENTRE

SGMR EYE BANK, MM JOSHI EYE INSTITUTE, HUBLI

DAVANGERE

DAVANGERE

3.

MYSORE EYE BANK & RESEARCH CENTRE

LIONS INTERNATIONAL EYE BANK, BANGALORE WEST LIONS EYE HOSPITAL,BANGALORE

MYSORE

MYSORE

4.

SIRSI VSS ROTARY CHARITABLE EYE HOSPITAL- EYE DONATION CENTRE

SGMR EYE BANK, MM JOSHI EYE INSTITUTE, HUBLI

SIRSI

KARWAR

5.

DR.RAJKUMAR-1 EYE DONATION CENTRE

DR.RAJKUMAR EYE BANK-NARAYAN NETHRALAYA- BANGALORE

BIDADI

RAMANAGARA

6.

DR.RAJKUMAR- 3 EYE DONATION CENTRE

DR.RAJKUMAR EYE BANK-NARAYAN NETHRALAYA- BANGALORE

HOSAKOTE

BANGALORE RURAL

7.

CSI REDFERN EYE HOSPITAL, HASSAN

LIONS INTERNATIONAL EYE BANK, BANGALORE WEST LIONS EYE HOSPITAL,BANGALORE

HASSAN

HASSAN

8.

SHANTHI NURSING HOME, KOLLEGAL

LIONS INTERNATIONAL EYE BANK, BANGALORE WEST LIONS EYE HOSPITAL,BANGALORE

KOLLEGAL

CHAMARAJNA

9.

DR.RAJKUMAR-2 EYE DONATION CENTRE -2

DR.RAJKUMAR EYE BANK-NARAYAN NETHRALAYA- BANGALORE

ARASIKERE

HASSAN

10.

DR.RAJKUMAR-4 EYE DONATION CENTRE -4

DR.RAJKUMAR EYE BANK-NARAYAN NETHRALAYA- BANGALORE

DODDABALLAPUR

BANGALORE RURAL



Eye Banks Karnataka List

Bangalore

Lions International Eye Bank 1053, 22235005, 22237628
Kishinchand Eye Bank & Corneal Grafting Centre 26707176, 26701398
Prabha Eye Clinic Eye Bank-2644131, 2644141, 6637041
Sri SatyaSai Hospital 28452330, 28453058
Shraddha Eye Bank-26634200, 257603030
KarthikNetralaya 607911
BhagwanMahavir Jain Rotary Eye Bank 23462559
Command Hospital 25369030, 25369272
Vasudeva Murthy Memorial Eye Bank 26593210, 26594504
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College& Hospital 25476498, 25463442
M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Eye Bank 23608888
Vydehi Institute Of Medical Sciences & Research Centre 28413381, 28413385
Sankara Eye Bank, 28542727, 28542729
Vasan Eye Bank 39419000
Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank 66660655, 66660656
PadmabhushanDr. M.C. Modi Charitable Eye Hospital, 23492233, 41287198
Dr.Agarwal’S Eye Hospital 26784012, 7760969601

Bagalkot (08354)

S. Nijalingappa Medical College &HangalShriKumareshwar Hospital & Research Centre 2423591, 2420420, Chandargiri Eye Hospital 224644

Bijapur (08352)

Lions Eye Foundation 252235/250235

Bijapur (08352)

262770, 265892

Bidar (08482)

Drushti Foundation 226642, 227242

Belgaum (0831)

Eye Bank –District Hospital-2430728, Kles Hospital & Eye Bank 2473777, 2471350

Bellary (08392)

AryaVysya Association 275170, 9448375170, Vijayanagar Institute Of Medical Sciences 242387, 235201

Chitradurga (08194)

BasaveshwaraPunarjyothi Eye Bank 222045, 9448135226

Davangere (08192)

Sri AkkamahadeviNetradanaPreranaSamiti 255112/253654, Social Welfare Institute Of Mankind 222294, NayanaSuperspeciality Eye Hospital & Research Center 222288, 220089

Daralakatte (0825)

Yenepoya Medical College (Iae) 2204668, 2204669

Gulbarga (08472)

Eye Bank Basaveswar Hospital 247988, 220307, Devata Hospital 226973

Gokak (08332)

Lions Eye Bank 226414

Holenarasipur (08278)

Holenarsipur Eye Hospital 273133

Hubli (0836)

S.G.M. Eye Bank Trust & Research Foundation 372325 Jaypriya Medical Foundation 2251011, 2351766

Hospet (0839)

Hospet (0839)

Kollegal (08224)

Kollegal Eye Bank 222230

Kumbla (04994)

ShriBharathiNetraChikitsalaya 232038 Kolar R.L. Jalappa Hospital & Research Centre -Eye Bank 9886416261

Manipal (08252)

Kasturba Medical College 2571201

Mangalore (0824)

K.S. Hegde Medical Academy 204471 Father Muller Medical College & Hospital 2436301, 2432688

Mysore (0821)

Mysore Eye Bank & Research Centre 2331216, 2331794 Mysore Race Club Eye Hospital 2472532 Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwar Hospital 2563845 Krishna Rajendra Hospital 2422300

Mangalore (0825)

Islamic Academy Of Education 2204668, 2204669

Raichur (08532)

Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital 236202

Rabkavi (08353)

Dr. A.K. NadagoudaPatil Eye Bank 230004, 231128

Shimoga (08182)

Friends Centre Eye & Blood Bank 73573, 22229 Shimoga Mid Town Rotary Charity Foundation 274333 (Mtnl Toll Free 1053)

Sirsi (08384)

Rotary Charitable Hospital 2426980, 2428457, 2428490

Videos

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