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Meet the Journalist: Ross Velton on "Cornea Donation in Sri Lanka"

Sri Lanka: a place famous for its fine tea… and now, its eyes.

While many countries struggle to find enough corneas (the transparent front part of the eye) to meet a growing demand, Sri Lanka’s eye banks are so well stocked that large numbers of corneas are now being sent abroad.

Ross Velton visits this mainly Buddhist country, where he finds there’s good karma in donating body parts.