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Pakistanis donate 200 pairs of cornea

Apr 18, 2010 1:46:27 PM - thecolombotimes.com

KARACHI, Apr. 18 (APP)- Despite myths rampant in the country, 15,000 corneal transplantations have been undertaken in Pakistan, including 200 pairs donated by Pakistanis themselves, said Secretary General of Pakistan Eye Bank Society. Qazi Sajid Ali told journalists, following a symposium on “Diabetes induced Blindness in Pakistan, here the other day, that most of the corneal grafts were procured and are still being received from Sri Lanka.