By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut, Meerut
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Ashok Jain, born in Punjab’s Moga district , is known as the “Eye Man” for giving donors’ eyes to medical institutions for transplant. But he is now fighting for his own life for the past six months, as he battles oesophageal cancer.
By Amarpal Singh | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:55 AM IST
The department collected over 1,517 corneas in 2018-19 (April 1 to March 31); in 2017-18, the number was 1,274, which was just 1.3% increase over the 2016-17 figure of 1,257.
By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2018 11:46 PM IST
State recorded only 936 out of total 14,474 (6%) eye donations in India between April and July 25 this year
By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 11:25 AM IST
According to Naidu, unlike in the past when the impression was urban school children are more prone to eye ailments, now even in children in rural schools suffer from myopia.