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Treatment for man's eyesight

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 03, 2014

THE Health Ministry says a Lautoka man who complained doctors caused his eyesight to fail had presented himself to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital with bullous keratopathy of the left eye and very poor vision.

Permanent secretary Dr Eloni Tora said Kam Raju remained on follow-up care and would be offered cataract surgery at Lautoka Hospital or CWMH for the right eye when it matured.

"The left eye will be treated symptomatically," he said.

Mr Raju claimed that after a visit to a doctor in Suva some months ago, he experienced pain in his left eye.

"I was seen by a doctor and she assured me that nothing would happen and my eyes would become better," the 67-year-old said.

"She injected into my eyeball and I remember that I shook with pain.

"A few days after that, I was in pain and my eye was swollen. I have been in a lot of pain lately and I would really like to get some help."

Mr Raju said the doctors gave him ointment to apply to his eyes "but it is not working".

"Every day I feel my eyesight slowly deteriorating," he said.

He said daily chores had become a hassle.