Symposium on Eye-banking and Eye-donation

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.

The participated in the Symposium organised in association with Indore opthalmological Society, on Current Status of Eyebanking and Eye donation in India, This symposium was held at Indore Press club Complex, MTH Compound at 10AM Sunday.

Mrs Uma Jhawar, Executive Director of MK International Eyebank , the first stand alone eyebank of Central India, said that this is for the first time we are trying to bring all the volunteer groups of Indore working in the field of Eye donation. They shared their Experiences, difficulties faced in this challenging field and discussed the plan in working together to combat Corneal Blindness.

Mr G Ganesh, Executive Secretary Eyebank Association of India, pointed out that central India and North is far behind in Cornea collection , and emphasised the need of Cornea Collection Centers in the radius of 100 kms.

Dr Ush Gopinathan, All India President of Eyebank Association of India, elaborated the importance of Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme which was started in LV Prasad Center Hyderabad. This can be done with the help of community workers , social groups, and hospital staff.She also showed that due to this programme only LV Prasad Institute is collecting highest no of corneas in the country.

Dr Mahashabde gave a brief history of Cornea retrieval programme in Indore.Dr Sharad Pandit CHMO Indore division gave assurance to help in this programme.

At the end of the programme Mr Sandipan Arya was also falicitated for his relentless hard work for keeping cornea collection programme alive with the his team of dedicated group “Muskan”. DR R K Shrivastav President of Ophthalmology Society Indore, gave vote of thanks.

 

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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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