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National Eye Donation Day at Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan

09-13-2011 09:42 AM CET | Science & Education

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National Eye Donation Day at Shridhar Univeristy Pilani Rajasthan Sep 8, 2011

National Eye Donation Day at Shridhar Univeristy Pilani Rajasthan Sep 8, 2011

There are over 4.5 million visually challenged persons in India today and doctors feel that at least three million can gain their sight through cornea transplant.

The World Health Organization – WHO Fact sheet says "About 284 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 245 have low vision.About 90% of the world's visually impaired live in developing countries. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of visual impairment but in middle and low-income countries cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness. 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured".

Eye donation can help restore vision among the corneally-blind. A special service number 1919 has been provided by BSNL, MTNL all over the country, which is non-metered, to facilitate easy access to the nearest eye bank. There are more than 400 organizations registered with the Eye Bank Association of India - EBAI, which is spreading awareness about eye donation and facilitating eye donation. More details about EBAI and online pledging etc can be found in http://www.ebai.org/html/index.htm

On September 8 which is observed as National Eye Donation Day in India, Prof BR Natarajan Pro Vice Chancellor addressed the faculty and students of Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan and urged them to spread awareness about eye donation as well as make eye donation a family tradition.

About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. ISO 9001:2008 certified Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece. For more details see http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in

Shridhar University
Public Relations Officer
Pilani - Chirawa Road
Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
Phone 91-1596-510000
Fax 91-1596-510002
Email: info@shridharuniversity.ac.in
Website: http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in

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