The first corneal transplant of India was done at Indore in the late fifties by Dr. R. P. Dhanda and Dr. V. Kelevar Unfortunately in Central India we are still lacking a stand alone Eye Bank.
 
Sai Sampada(Building - which houses the Eye Bank) is an Energy Efficient Building. Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's vision inspired and motivated us to construct this Energy Efficient Building.
 
We have completed all the legal formalities. Registration with EBAI and under Human Organ Transplant Act has also been done.
 
We are now equipped with the state of the art equipment for the Eye Bank, supported by dedicated and trained Medical, Technical staff and socio medical workers.
 
There are currently an estimated 15 million blind people in India. 6.8 million of these suffer from corneal blindness with vision less than 6/60 in atleast one eye, and of these, about 1 million have bilateral corneal blindness. If the present trend continues, it is expected that the number of corneally blind individuals in India will increase to 8.4 million in 2010 and 10.6 million by 2020.
 
Of these atleast 3 million can be benefited by corneal transplantation. Thus, to effectively meet the evergrowing demand, we need around 150,000 corneal transplants to be performed every year. However, the current supply is only 33000 corneas (2008) alone.
 
Working with the conviction out strategic mission is: Developing into an organisation with a strong civil society orientation while retaining characteristic advantages of technical institutions.
 
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Symposium on Eye-banking and Eye-donation

All India President of Eyebank Association of India Dr Usha Gopinath and Secretary Mr G Ganesh visited the M K International Eyebank of Indore on 2nd May 2015.

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