25 catract patients likely to lose eyesight

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Dec 30 (UNI) As many as 25 patients who underwent a catract removal operation at an eye camp at Bori village in the Parbhani district on December 24, may lose their eyesight following the complications developed due to use of infected material.

The camp was organised by the Parbhani civil hospital.

At the camp, the ophthalmologists C S Bhalerao and Ganesh Niras performed operations. The patients were subsequently discharged from the camp. However, within two hours of operation, 27 out of total 33 patients complained of uneasiness and pain in their eyes.

After the operation, two of the patients have been sent to Mumbai, while other patients are being treated at the Parbhani civil hospital, where they are being treated for the complications.

According to hospital sources, the doctors were experienced and they could not have made such a blunder at the mass level.

Noting that they have also sent the samples of solutions, saline and eye drops used during the operation for examination to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), they suspect that the infected material might have caused the problem.

The experts from Aurangabad and other places have also been consulted and the treatment is being offered following their suggestions. It is a matter of few days when the cause of the problem at the eye camp would be established, the sources added.

Meanwhile, an inquiry has also been ordered.

UNI

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