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Demand-supply gap huge in eye  donation: Dr.Agarwal's Hospital director

Demand-supply gap huge in eye donation: Dr.Agarwal's Hospital director

For every 70 corneal recipients worldwide only 1 donor cornea is available said  Dr. Preethi, Senior Cornea Consultant & Medical Director - Dr Agarwals Eye. Speaking on the occasion of National Eye Donation Fortnight campaign in Chennai recently, Dr. Preethi said “Even though one pair of eyes can give vision to 4 people, there is a huge gap between demand and supply of the eyes. 

This emphasizes that there is a huge demand for donor cornea.”Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai organized a Human chain to raise awareness for Eye donation as a part of National Eye donation fortnight few days back in Edward Elliot's Beach, Chennai.

Dr S. Soundari, Medical Director – Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital,  Ms. Sudha, Director at Dr.Agarwal's Group of Eye Hospitals were also present on the occasion. More than 200 members belonging to different age groups comprising College students, Doctors  & staff of Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital and the general public held placards participated in the human chain and generated Eye donation pledges.