Eight patients may lose sight after tainted cataract operation

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Eight private hospital patients operated on for cataract but presented serious complications due to infection by a drug-resistant strain of bacteria may lose their sight in the affected eye.

Andreas Neophytou, Director of the Makarios Hospital where four of the patients are currently being treated, told the Cyprus News Agency that “although their condition is manageable, there is always the danger of them losing sight to the eye that has been operated on”.

He added that the infection has been controlled by antibiotics and the ophthalmologists...


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Eight patients may lose sight after tainted cataract operation


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