Nepal Eye Bank is a non profitable community based organization working for restoring sight to the corneal blind. Once cornea develops opacification, there is no other treatment except corneal transplantation. Nepal Eye Bank was established on 16th September 1994 at Tilganga Eye Centre with the generous support of HEIR (International Federation of Eye & Tissue Banks). Currently, Nepal Eye bank is associated with Sight Life U.S.A.
Eliminate Corneal blindness by real time transplantation in Nepal and beyond.
Goal of Nepal Eye Bank
Aim of Nepal eye bank
Corneal Blindness is one of the major causes of blindness after cataract in Nepal. Nepal Eye Bank is responsible for the procurement, processing, storage and distribution of donated corneas. Besides this, it also runs public awareness programs for cornea donation through Eye Donation Society, which is a group of volunteers from various social organizations. Nepal eye bank keeps records of all corneal donors and pledgers. It also registers patients who are waiting for corneal transplantation. Nepal Eye Bank is working with vision and mission of eliminating corneal blindness by real time transplantation in Nepal and beyond. It is being established as a National Center for eye banking and is working with international standard quality.
Cornea obtained from Local donors
It is better to discuss about eye donation with your family and friends. Donating corneal tissue does not entail any cost to the donor or the donor's family. If you decide to become an eye donor, you have to fill out the eye donation form by visiting Nepal Eye Bank or you can apply online. Donate Eye – Nepal Eye Donation. Please do a recall or remind when your loved one has passed away, does not matter whether S/he pledged already for eye donation or not. Do contact or call directly to eye bank personnel on duty eye donation counselors at donor hospitals like Bir Hospital, TU Teaching Hospital, Patan Hospital, Gangalal Heart Hospital, or at Crematorium sites of Pashupati Area or on duty Technicians.
Contact numbers are:
9851146826 T.U. Teaching Hospital
9851146827 (24 hours on call) Technician
9851020933 (24 hours on call) Technician
9861911801 Bir Hospital
9864595656 Ganga Lal Heart Hospital
9861494921 Patan Hospital