An Eye Opener; FAQ about Cornea and Eye Tissue Donation

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What is cornea donation all about?Cornea or eye donation is giving your cornea and eye tissue after death to help save and restore

Layers of the Eye sight of a corneally blind individual.

What is cornea?The cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of the eye. It is the main focusing element of the eye. Vision will dramatically reduced if the cornea becomes cloudy from disease, injury or infection.

What is corneal blindness? Corneal blindness is a disorder that results from the cornea becoming clouded, making a person blind. This condition can result from a variety of diseases, injury or infection.

What is a corneal transplant?This is a surgical procedure which replaces a disc-shaped segment of an impaired cornea with a similarly shaped piece of a healthy donor cornea.

Who can be a cornea donor?Nearly everyone can be an eye and tissue donor. Eye tissue can be used even if a donor is older, wears glasses or is visually impaired- even blind- from a cause other than corneal disease. And it is important for individuals wanting to be donors to inform family members of their wishes. …