29 Feb '16, 6pm

Singapore Eye Bank Received 222 Cornea Donations in 2015

Singapore Eye Bank Received 222 Cornea Donations in 2015

Record high cornea donation numbers for Singapore Eye Bank (Shutterstock Image) Singapore Eye Bank celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing human corneal tissue to patients who need a corneal transplant. The Singapore Eye Bank was founded in 1991 and has been managing a local Hospital Eye Donation Programme and actively participates in the national multi-organ donation programme. The cornea is the transparent layer forming the front of the eye. Corneal donation has restored the sight of patients suffering from corneal blindness. In 2015, the eye bank has received the highest number of cornea donations of 222, from 127 donations the year before. The local waiting list has dropped by 32%. A recent 2016 study on global transplantation rates has revealed that Singapore is the only Asian country within the top 10 countries which have the highest per capita transplant rate. ...

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