Cornea transplantation should be kept out of organ transplantation act

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Cornea transplantation is redically different from other organ transplantation.

1. Cornea transplantation is a tissue transplantation not organ transplantation.

2. Cornea is harvested after death not from a live person.

3. Keeping the cornea transplantation in the Transplantation of organ act create unnecessary hurdles in the free availability of cornea and its transplantation.

 Mostly the corneas are not retrieved or if retrieved most of them go waste due to paucity of Eye Banks .

More than 2.5 lakh blind people in India could regain eyesight if majority of the Indian hospitals start conducting corneal transplants