Anyone from the age of one. There is no age-limit for donating the eye.
All one needs to do is to take a simple pledge to donate the eyes after death.
While taking a pledge during ones lifetime itself is a noble deed, it requires the support of the relatives or friends to carry out the wishes of eye donation of the deceased. So please ensure that your family and friends know about your desire.
Even those diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension can donate their eyes without any hesitation.
People who wear spectacles can most certainly donate their eyes without bothering about power issues.
Even those who have undergone cataract surgery can donate their eyes without doubt.
Ironically even people blind due to retinal or optic nerve disease can donate their eyes. The ultimate decision about usage for transplantation will be made after evaluation by experts. So nobody should come to any preconceived notion about their eligibility to donate their eyes.
Yes, the relatives of the deceased can decide on donating the eyes of their beloved one.
Motivate the next of kin of the deceased person to donate their eyes. Eyes need to be collected within 6 hours of death so call your nearest eye bank at the earliest. You are authorized to donate the eyes of your beloved relatives at the time of their death, even if a pledge for donation has not been made earlier by the deceased.
No. Only the cornea and sclera can be transplanted. However, the entire eyeball is enucleated, to enable the corneo-scleral disc to be fashioned surgically in a sterile environment.
No. The gift of sight is made anonymously.