"To restore, improve, and preserve vision by connecting eye donors and transplant recipients, educating physicians, and enhancing eye research through quality eye banking services"

29th National Eye Donation Fortnight w.e.f. 25th Aug to 8th Sept., 2012

                                                                                                       Click for photogallery                                                    Eye donation (Pledge Form)



                        Eye-Bank is subspeciality of Deptt. of Ophthalmology. It is an institution that provides round the clock public response system over telephone, creates public awareness about eye-donation co-ordinates with donor families and hospitals to motivate eye donation to run Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HRCP), to harvest corneal tissue, to process and to preserve and evaluate the collected tissue.

  • Eye bank at IGMC was started on29.08.2010 after inauguration by Honourable Chief Ministers Prem Kumar Dhumal.
  • The necessary infrastructure regarding machinery, equipment and space etc. was created as per the HOTA 1994.
  • The IGMC eye bank achieved the first landmark by performing its first successful corneal transplantation in the state of HP on Jan 8, 2011 and 2nd on January 9, 2011
  • The Eye Bank is providing the facilities for registration of Pledging of eyes; the No. of pledger has increased from 2 to 48 in last 6 months who have pledged their eyes to the IGMC Eye bank and necessary certificate has been issued.
  • Awareness within the IGMC hospital and in public is being created through different media (radio talk, news paper).
  • Eye bank has facilities for removal, collection and processing of the donated eyes for the people who wish to donate their eyes after death. The facilities are available round the clock within the hospital and in approachable areas within two hours of death.
  • The setting up of eye donation centres at all the district hospitals of state and civil hospital has already been proposed. We have already given such proposal to ZH Dharamshala, ZH Solan and in response to the queries from different places
  • There are facilities for corneal transplantation and transportation in case the corneas reach to the Eye Bank.
  • The waiting list of the recipient is ready and is continuously updated in the cornea clinic which is run on every Tuesday at 2 pm in Eye OPD.


Staff in the Eye Bank services is as follows:

Prof. K.P. Chaudhary                                             Incharge-cum-Prof. & Head
Dr. Ram Lal Sharma                                              Nodal officer
Dr. Vinay Gupta                                                    Asstt Prof.
Dr. Yash Pal Ranta                                               Medical Officer
Dr. Shashi                                                            Medical Officer
Sh.Ram Dyal Chauhan                                          Clerk
Sh. Sandeep Sharma                                            Eye bank Technician
Sh. Dharam Prakash                                             PMOA
Smt.Rekha                                                          Staff Nurse

 * All faculty members , Senior Residents and Junior Residents of the department are actively involved round the clock in collection, procurement, processing, transportation activities required for the corneal transplantation and other eye bank activities. A seperate emergency roaster for that is prepared on monthly basis.   

Ttill date

No. of person who has pledged their eyes          579               
No. of recipients registered                               208        
No. of eyes collected                                       76eyes
No. of corneal grafting performed                       61 (optical penetrating KP)


 Eyes should be donated within 6-8 hrs of death and takes only 15-20 minutes to remove eye.

 There is no disfigurement of the face of the donor


Eye-donation means donating the eyes of a person after death for transplantation with the family consent.

  • Eyes should be removed within 6-8 hours of death.
  • Anyone can be donor, irrespective of age, sex, blood group or religion.
  • Anyone with cataract or spectacles can donate eyes.
  •  Persons suffering from hypertension, diabetes can also donate eyes.

 How & When  

  • Total time for removal of eyes takes only 15-20 minutes. There is no disfigurement of the face of the donor.
  • Eyes can be donated even if the deceased had not formally pledged their eyes during their lifetime but the nearest relative consent for donation.
  • Eye Bank team will rush over to the donor’s home or any other place where the body is available after death. This is a free service in public interest within the 25 km of eyebank.
  • After pledging please inform your family about your wish to donate eyes, so that they can fulfil your wish.


  • For eye donation, please fill the pledge form and send it to any of the nearest eye bank. You will be registered as an Eye donor and will be provided an individual Eye Donor Card.
  • Spread information & awareness about eye donation.
  • Your words add value to the movement of the eye donation.
  • When donating the eyes of the deceased, do remember to: Dial the nearest Eye- Bank IGMC 2883548 immediately.
  • Raise the head of the body with the help of a pillow till eyes are removed.
  • Place wet and cold cotton swab on closed eyes.    
  • Switch off the fans over the body and keep the air- conditioner or cooler on till eyes are removed.

contact Number 01772883548 , 01772883420 ,01772883421

29th National Eye DOANTION Fortnight is being celebrated in IGMC, Shimla w.e.f.  25th Aug to 8th Sept., 2014

27th National Eye DOANTION Fortnight w.e.f.  25th Aug to 8th Sept., 2012

As part Global/ National Programme for Blindness (NPCB)

“Let your eyes live longer DONATE EYES to help see TWO BLIND persons.”

“Make Eye Donation a Family Tradition.”

 Deptt. Of Ophthalmology,I.G.M.C. celebrated chain of events during Eye Donation Fortnight


  • Banners/Sign ages and Poster display at all important places
  • Radio talks/TV talks Dr.K.P.Chaudhary on DD Shimla 01/09/12 on eye donation in the programme" HELLO DOCTOR"
  • Information, Education and Communication activities
  • LCD display, The Mall Road
  • IEC activity advertisement, On Channel Nine Shimla (Cable)

4-09-2012 senstization of Paramedical Staf

Following Deliberation
Address Note by Prof(Dr)K.P.Chaudhary

  • EYE Bank Scenario in general by Dr.Ram Lal
  • IGMC Eye Bank                        Dr.Y P Ranta
  • Para Medical and Health Personals & Para med Role to Increase eye donation by -Dr Vinay Gupta


Address Note by Prof(Dr)K.P.Chaudhary

  • Quiz: MBBS Students on Eye Bankanchored by Dr Richa
  • EYE Bank Scenario in general by Dr.Ram Lal
  • IGMC Eye Bank                        Dr.Y P Ranta
  • Para Medical and Health Personnels & Para med Role to Increase eye donation by -Dr Vinay Gupta
    Honour of Para /Medical who have contributed to the cause of eye donation: Aradhana Sharma, S/N, Isha Rani, S/N and Basti Ram, Chief Pharmacist.
  • Principal,IGMC Speech


  • Celeberated eye donation day in collaboration with NGO among foundation, under the auspicious of   Chief Secretary Sh. Sudipto Roy.
    Honoured the family members of eye donors.
Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology Vol. 23, No.2, October - December, 2012 editorDJO@gmail.com 115 Surgical Technique for Managing Deep Corneal Hematoma following Penetrating Keratoplasty

Kulbhushan P Chaudhary MD, Vinay Gupta MS

We report a surgical technique to manage deep corneal hematoma following penetrating Keratoplasty. A 30 year old male patient with subtotal vascularized corneal opacity in right eye with adherent leucoma underwent penetrating Keratoplasty. Donor corneal graft of 7.5mm was sutured with 16 10-0 monofilament nylon suture. Post operative period was uneventful and the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 6/24 at 6 weeks follow up. Patient presented 22 weeks after penetrating Keratoplasty with sudden diminution of vision with deep corneal hematoma and blood vessels at 5.30, 6.30, 9.30 and 11.30 positions. Cauterization of vessels was done with drainage of hematoma from 7 o`clock position through host graft junction and wash with BSS solution was done. Patients graft became clear with resolution of hematoma and regression of vessels. Patients BCVA 10 weeks post drainage was 6/12. Deep corneal hematoma is a rare complication after penetrating Keratoplasty and not been reported in literature. The refractory cases can be managed by cauterization & drainage of deep corneal hematoma. Del J Ophthalmol 2012;23(2):115-118. Key Words: Penetrating keratoplasty; Deep Corneal hematoma; cauterization of limbal vessel

      Prof& HOD, Deptt.of Eye ,IGMC( Eye bank Services)

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