Contaminated drugs affect 24 cataract patients in Bengaluru

  • | Tuesday | 16th July, 2019

By Express News ServiceBENGALURU: A day after reports of 24 patients, who had undergone cataract surgery, complained of pus formation, redness and partial loss of vision, Minto Eye Hospital sent the drugs given to them for testing. This was used on 24 patients who underwent cataract surgery last Tuesday. "A different batch of the same drug used on Monday on different patients did not cause such reactions. As for patients who are suffering from post-surgery reactions, they are being treated by the hospital with additional drugs. “Five of the 24 patients have not reacted well to some of the drugs as each patient is different in terms of sensitivity.

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