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Guj: 7 complain of vision loss in one eye after botched surgery

At least seven persons are feared to have lost vision in one of their eyes while four others developed serious complications after undergoing cataract surgeries at a charitable hospital here.

However, according to an official from Sadhu Vasvani Trust Hospital where the surgeries were conducted on December 21, the loss of vision could be temporary.

Confirming the incident, District Health Officer Dr Rupali Mehta on Monday said, “It has come to our notice that some people after undergoing cataract operation at the trust hospital are complaining of losing vision. The district health department has started investigation to find out the truth”.

Eleven out of 25 persons who underwent the operation have developed complications, the officer added.

Most of the patients are either middle aged or senior citizen and all of them come from lower or lower middle class.
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