11 go blind after cataract surgery in India
05 December 2014, 16:43
New Delhi - Authorities have ordered an investigation after at least 11 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract surgeries performed at a free medical camp run by a charity in northern India.
The top official in Amritsar city says the operations were performed Nov. 4 on dozens of patients over 50 years old from both Amritsar and nearby Gurdaspur. Ravi Bhagat says some of the patients reported this week that they'd lost their eye sight or were suffering infections.
Doctors in Amritsar are treating some of the patients. Police have launched an investigation, and detained at least one doctor in Gurdaspur.
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