4 Patients of Moka Eye Hospital Become Blind – Medical Negligence Suspected

Four patients of the Moka Eye Hospital have lost their sight. The possibility that this could have been caused by cases of medical negligence is being entertained. An investigation is ongoing to elucidate the matter.

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Moka Eye Hospital is seemingly doing the opposite of what it should be aiming to do. Four patients having visited the hospital for treatment have gradually lost their sight. The cause behind this sad turn of events is being attributed to a medication administered in the eye which is supposed to slow down the loss of sight: Avastin. So, now the question that has cropped up is whether has there been medical malpractice.

An investigation committee has been set up to shed light on the affair. The expertise and talents of the university hospitals of Geneve have been sought by the Ministry of Health to assist the Mauritian investigators.

Avastin has been in use since 2008. It was recommended by Professor Tabatabay from the university hospitals of Geneve. Since then, the Subramania Bharati Eye hospital has administered more than 4000 injections to patients who suffer from serious eye complications. This pharmaceutical product does not come without risk. The risk of inflammation it entails has been estimated to be at 0.1 %. Could this be the reason that cause the four patients to lose their faculty of sight?

2 comments

  • My mum had a cataract operation done last October 2014; this was meant to be a simple operation which has gone wrong. Since she has had another 2 operations and several eye drops and injections… Many more follow ups. Last operation was few days ago, the doctor who operated on her did not even tell her how the operation went. She overheard the surgeon saying that her eye is already damaged. She was discharged with follow up appointment again. How could a simple cataract operation has gone wrong? It appears the moka eye hospital treating people inefficiently and without proper clinicians. It would be interesting to find out the results of this investigations.

  • My Father had a cataract operation at this hospital 2 years ago. Since, he has had major complication up to the point when he lost his eyesight last year after a series of follow-ups and treatments including injections. I am very curious to know the progress of this investigation. I hope many people like me will come forward as this hospital should pay for the mistakes. It is not only a litigation world we live in but these health professionals have a duty of care towards their patients

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