22 Jan '12, 8am

Sri Lanka one of world's largest cornea donors - Straits Times

Sri Lanka one of world's largest cornea donors - Straits Times

'The eye from this dead person was transplanted to my son,' said Mr A.K. Admon Singho, who guided Mr Premathilake through the hall after the surgery. 'He's dead, but he's still alive. His eye can still see the world.' This gift of sight is so common here, it's become an unwritten symbol of pride and culture for Sri Lanka, an island of about 20 million people located off the southern coast of India. Despite recently emerging from a quarter century of civil war, the country is among the world's largest cornea providers.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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