Eye Banks in Bijapur
Eye banks are a voluntary organization which deals with the collection storage and distribution of donor eye for the purpose of corneal grafting. It collects the eyes of voluntary registered eye donor after his or her death, those deceased persons whose relative agreed to donate the eyes, from the hospital deaths, from post mortem eyes when donated. These eyes are processed in the eye banks and supplied to eye surgeons for corneal grafting. The district of Bijapur has a number of eye banks associated with major hospitals and lions clubs.
Shri Guru Mahipatiraj eye Bank Trust and Research foundation (SGM Trust) BijapurSGM Trust is a charitable trust founded by M.M. Joshi eye Institute which has been serving the needs of the community since 1979. This trust is hardly striving to eliminate avoidable Blindness in north Karnataka region and to bring social justice to the downtrodden and rural people. M.M Joshi eye institute, the premier eye care provider in north Karnataka is the strength of this organization for its Sight restoring activities.
Activities of SGM TrustCataract is one the most common causes of blindness in our country and the cataract camps are the effective answer to this menace. The SGM eye bank has been conducting quality conscious cataract camps throughout the district for the last four decades. This organization has been taking relentless efforts to promote eye donation and performing corneal grafting surgeries.SGM eye bank conduct various Educational programs to different organized groups and associations for providing eye health and good vision. Eye Donation Day, Glaucoma Day and World Sight Day are celebrated every year by the Eye bank as part of the eye education and awareness.
Shri M B Patil Medical College BijapurShri M B Patil Medical College has a fully functioned eye bank registered under transplantation of Human organ Act 1994 by Government of Karnataka. The services by the eye bank are available for 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Details of the eye banks in Bijapur are listed below:
Lions Eye Bank
Address: C/O Lions Eye Foundation, Ambali Niwas No 18,
Near Badicaman Station Road, Akkamahadevi Road, Bijapur Ho, Bijapur Karnataka – 586101
Phone: (08352) 250235
Address: Hubli, Bijapur, Karnataka
B M Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre
Address: Smt Bangaramma Sajjan Campus, Solapur Road Bijapur, Bijapur-Karnataka – 586101
Phone: (08352) 262770