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KOLKATA: 16 patients go blind after cataract surgery, probe ordered

Nita Yadav

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Problems with cataract operations

A shocking case has come to light from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Around 16 people lost their eyesight after cataract surgery at the Matiaburoz Super Specialty Hospital here. Some are also having trouble seeing. Investigation revealed that the patient had a fungal infection in his eyes. But the investigation into how this fungal infection occurred is also ongoing.

After such a big mistake in the OT of the government hospital, the health department is in an uproar. As many as 16 people faced eye problems during cataract surgery at the government hospital. Initial reports revealed that the infection was caused by a fungus.

What do ophthalmologists say?

Ophthalmologists believe that there can be many reasons behind the spread of infection. The OT at Matyaburoz Super Specialty Hospital is quite advanced, so some experts believe that the chances of infection in the OT room are less. But then the question arises, did patients get infected after returning home after cataract surgery? But according to experts, if the infection had occurred outside the hospital, the patients would have faced the problem after three weeks, but in this case, the patients are facing the problem only four days after the operation.

The health secretary convened an important meeting

Experts speculate that the infection may be caused by surgical solutions or some instruments. In such a situation, Health Secretary Narayan Swarup Nigam held an emergency virtual meeting on the issue of cataract surgery on Friday afternoon. In which the officials of 104 eye hospitals of the state were included. Officials of National Blindness Prevention Project were also present in this meeting. Along with the heads of the Ophthalmology Department, the heads of the Microbiology Department were also asked to be present in this meeting. Nurses responsible for infection control were also included in the video conference. The matter is currently being investigated.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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