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Deepavali sees a surge of sufferers with eye accidents in Hyderabad Specific Instances

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Sufferers, who suffered eye accidents attributable to firecrackers, at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Hyderabad on Monday.
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Deepavali, the pageant of lights, took a darkish flip for some residents within the metropolis as authorities hospitals reported a surge in firecracker-related accidents. Town’s authorities healthcare amenities recorded a complete of 75 instances linked to firecracker accidents.

On November 11 and 12, the emergency outpatient (OP) rely at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital reached 50 sufferers, of which two instances have been recorded on November 11 and 48 on November 12, comprising 43 males and 7 females. On Monday, the hospital noticed 13 instances (9 male, 4 feminine) out of which eight have been discharged and 5 required admission.

The hospital admitted ten sufferers over the three-day interval, all attributed to firecracker accidents.“Out of the ten admissions, eye surgical procedure was carried out on two sufferers on Sunday and one other two on Monday, and the remaining six instances are presently below commentary, requiring additional administration,” shared Dr. Vairagyam Rajalingam, the Hospital Superintendent. Notably, one of many sufferers is a three-year-old baby. Dr. Rajalingam emphasised that almost all of instances originated from Hyderabad and surrounding areas, with expectations of further instances as firecracker actions typically persist for a day or two post-Deepavali.

Comparatively, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital skilled a better variety of instances this 12 months in comparison with 41 instances final 12 months.

Osmania Basic Hospital additionally had 12 instances of firecracker-related accidents, all of which have been minor, leading to outpatient therapies. Dr. Nagendar, the Hospital Superintendent, assured that the sufferers have been handled and subsequently discharged.

In the meantime, the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) launched a press release revealing that over the previous two days, the hospital attended to 55 instances of firecracker accidents, with 15 being extreme and necessitating surgical intervention.

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