Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The service of Pammal Sankara Eye Bank has started with a mission — from darkness lead unto light — as the eye bank was inaugurated recently at Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal.

The eye bank was inaugurated by P.S. Surana, a leading attorney. The mission of the eye bank is the promotion of organ and tissue donation, donor registration, procurement and distribution of eye tissue for transplant surgery, according to a release. The bank would have a 24-hour toll free telephone number, a medical team with vehicle for retrieval of eyes, experienced surgeons and operation theatre to undertake corneal transplantation surgery.

There was a need for increase in public awareness and infrastructure for corneal transplant, according to the release.