Corneal disease is a major cause of blindness responsible for 7.1% of blindness in India. Recent data reported that only 10 % of the required 400,000 corneas are being procured annually.

Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank

Dr. Rajkumar Eye bank was inaugurated by the charismatic matinee idol Dr Rajkumar in 1994. A touching testimonial to his commitment to lead by example, is in the fact that he willed his eyes. He motivated a large number of people, and following his unfortunate demise in April 2006, his family continues their support. He will always remain with us in our hearts.

This Eye Bank was established with the purpose of disseminating the importance of eye donation and to facilitate the collection, processing and distribution of eyes to patients having corneal blindness. A state of the art eye bank with international standard tissue banking facility allows us to utilize eyes collected from donors.

Eye-Bank

Activities of Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank

Dr. Rajkumar eye bank was inaugurated by veteran film actor Late Padmabhushana Dr. Rajkumar. This eye bank was established with the purpose of disseminating the importance of eye donation and to facilitate the collection, processing and distribution of eyes to the needy, i.e., to help people with corneal blindness. This movement gained momentum with the collection of corneas from Dr. Rajkumar himself in April 2006, after his sad demise and there was a manifold increase in the number of individuals who have pledged and donated eyes after this event. About 26,000 people have pledged their eyes so far.

 

YearNumber of Eyes PledgedNumber of Eyes Collected
2004300044
2005450094
20063200150
20073320336
20084059385
20096051608
20104610767
20114050609
20123005878
20131370829
201419001026
201525521249
201634551422
20174000 (Till 13.12.17,11:46 AM)1671 (Till 13.12.17,11:46 AM)

Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank

We took a quantum leap in expanding our service by establishing a state of the art eye bank at Narayana Nethralaya (Narayana Health City). We extend our sincere thanks to Mr. Anandh Singh, without whose generous donation this would not have been possible. The upgaraded eye bank facility is called ”Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank”.

 

YearNumber of Eyes PledgedNumber of Eyes Collected
2008105058
20093600112
20104005175
20114500220
20121825144
2013650250
2014773346
20152047432
20164785482
2017428370

Instruction for Eye Donation

For eye donation, please fill the pledge form and send it to the eye bank. We will register you as an Eye Donor and will provide you an individual Eye Donor Card. Spread information & awareness about eye donation. Your words add value to the movement of eye donation.

  • Dial the Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank (+91-9741685555, +91-80-66121300-1305, 1400-1404) or
    Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank (+91-9902821128 or +91-80-66660655-0658) within 6 hours of death.
  • Close eyes of the donor and place wet cotton swab on closed eyes.
  • Switch off the fans and keep the air-conditioner or cooler on.
  • Raise the head with the help of a pillow.