Modern technology makes it possible for the cornea of each eye to be sliced into two. This is the first time that such an experiment was carried out in the state Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar lives on not just in the hearts of his loved ones, but also in those who have benefited from his eye donation. Following in the footsteps of his late father, Dr Rajkumar, Puneeth had decided to donate his eyes, which were successfully transplanted to four people.
After his death, the stem cells from the eye were harvested and stored. Dr Bhujang Shetty told the media, “If the eyes of a person are in a healthy state, it can be transplanted to four people, using modern technology. It is the for first time that such an experiment has been carried out successfully in Karnataka. The cornea of each eye was sliced into half, with the front portion given to one beneficiary and the second portion to another person. All the beneficiaries from Karnataka who have received the transplant are responding well after the operation.”
Puneeth’s brothers, Raghavendra Rajkumar and Shivarajkumar, have also pledged to donate their eyes.