|Myth - Eyes can be removed out of living human beings.
|Fact - Eyes are removed only after death.|
|Myth - Eyes can be donated even by a live person.
|Fact - Eyes can only be pledged by a live person. Eyes can be donated only after death.|
|Myth - Removal of eyes causes disfigurement of the face.
|Fact - Removal of eyes does not produce any disfigurement of the face.|
|Myth - Eye donation interferes with, or delays customary final rites.
|Fact - Eye donation does not interfere with or delay final rites, as the corneal excision procedure takes less than 20 minutes.|
|Myth - Eyes of aged donors are not acceptable.
| Fact - All donor eyes are acceptable irrespective of the donor’s age, including eyes of premature/ still-born babies.|
|Myth - Indian eyes are not good to be used for corneal transplantation.
| Fact - Eyes of any deceased person anywhere in the world can be used for corneal transplantation following evaluation.|
|Myth - An entire eye can be transplanted.|
|Fact - Only the cornea is used for transplantation.|
|Myth - Corneal transplantation is an experimental procedure.
|Fact - Corneal transplantation is a proven, routinely performed surgery and is a successful procedure.|
|Myth - Corneal transplantation is not effective and successful in Indian eyes.
|Fact - Corneal transplantation is effective in all eyes, if performed under optimal conditions.|
| Myth - Human eyes can be bought or sold.
|Fact - Selling or buying of human eyes is illegal.|
|Myth - Only those who have pledged their eyes can donate them after death.
|Fact - Pledging of eyes is not important, because even in the case of a pledge, the consent of the family.|