The government and management at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital are investigating the reason behind an incident in which a number of patients reportedly lost their eyesight after eye drops were administered to them.

Patients, who have gone through operations of glaucoma, have been alleging that 80 patients lost their eyesight. In response to the allegations, the hospital administration claims after administration of drops condition of eight patients deteriorated while one woman lost her eyesight.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision.

Is this due to negligence?

The doctors at Al-Shifa are as confused as the patients. They say they’ve never seen cases where people lose vision only because of eye drops. However, the number of patients who have lost vision is alarmingly high and an immediate investigation into the matter is necessary.


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