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Decline in eye donation in the UK
  1. ANITA PANDA,
  2. SANDEEP KUMAR,
  3. SANJAY K D THAKUR
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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    Editor,—It was alarming to read the newsdesk item “Decline in eye donation in the UK continues” published in the November 1999 issue of BJO (p 1214). As stated by Dr John Armitage, the dramatic fall in eye donation is definitely a cause for concern. So far, the general impression was that the issue of eye donation is more complex and problematic in developing countries mainly because of the lack of awareness among the masses, besides many other secondary factors.

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