Corneas donated by lady give light to two blind people.
KARACHI -- The two corneas donated by a Karachi-based lady after her death on Friday were successfully transplanted into two blind patients at Pakistan Eye Bank Society (PEBS). PEBS received a call from the family of a deceased lady, who pledged for eye donation after death as vital will. The PEB team led by Dr Raheel Rahman, retrieved two corneas from the deceased lady within two hours after her death. A team of eye specialists led by Medical Director, Pakistan Eye Bank society, Dr Qazi Wasiq, successfully operated two patients Ms Jamalu and Mohammad Hussain, waiting for corneal transplant at PEBS Hospital free of charge within 48 hours.
It is worth mentioning that PEBS have provided more than 16,000 corneas for poor corneal blind patients free of charge, till now 206 corneas were received from local donors, while more than 3,5000 living donors have pledged for corneal donation after death (it is family's commitment to fulfill deceased's free will to accomplish). An estimated there are more than 250,000 living corneal blind patients in Pakistan. This great gesture from the family of local lady and eye donation of greatest humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi will boost eye movement in Pakistan. PEBS along with other organization is working hard for the development of modern eye banking network in Pakistan under the guidance of international leading eye bank experts.