India has approximately 14 million blind population of which 60% are due to cataract, which is a surgically curable disease. Because of poverty, illiteracy and ignorance, rural population is more affected as compared to the urban.
The Eye bank at Shri Ganapati Netralaya has a dedicated team of medical and paramedical staff for the collection, storage and transplantation of donor eyes. A 24-hour facility is available for the collection of eyes. In the eye bank, the eye is examined and assessed and the corneal tissue is stored in the required media.