Madhya Pradesh: 17 complain of blurred vision after cataract operation

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jan 12, 2016 00:48 IST

Seventeen villagers have lodged complaints of blurred vision more than a month after undergoing cataract surgeries at an eye camp in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur.

The incident comes after around 50 people had lost vision in one eye after contracting infection at a government-run camp in Barwani where 86 cataract surgeries were performed between November 16 and November 21.

The Sheopur eye camp was held on November 27 last year by the state health department and 70 people treated for cataract. Nine women and eight have complained of blurry sight after the operation.

“If anybody had lost eye sight, there would have been a major hue and cry by now. On Tuesday, two senior ophthalmologists from the government medical college in Gwalior will check the eyesight of all the 70 patients,” Dr Pradeep Kumar Mishra, chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Sheopur district, said.

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