Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant(FORT) and Department of Ophthalmology, FMRI are hosting a workshop on ‘Revisiting Contraindications to Cornea Donation’ at FMRI, on 21st Jan 2017. The workshop is being organized along with National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI), NOTTO, MOHAN Foundation, SightLife and Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital. Dr Promila Gupta, DDG, NPCB, MOHFW shall be the Patron and Chief Guest. The Advisory Committee is being led by Dr Radhika Tandon, President EBAI, Co-chair National Eye Bank, Prof of Ophthalmology, AIIMS. Experts in the field of cornea donation and transplantation from most government and private hospitals of the NCR gathered to put their shoulder to the wheel. The guidelines prepared shall be uploaded on the website of Min of Health & FW for comments of experts from rest of the country.
The topics covered includes:-
- Overview & comparison of existing guidelines
- Review of current contraindications like age limit, sepsis, malignancies, poisoning, snake bite, drowning, HBV, HCV,HIV and others
- Panel discussion on ‘Current issues in Cornea Donation’