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At Least 22 Lose Vision After Free Surgery
Fox News ^ | February 11, 2009 | Associated Press

Posted on 02/11/2009 6:15:37 AM PST by Melissa 24

LUCKNOW, India — At least 22 elderly people in northern India have lost vision in one or both of their eyes after undergoing free cataract surgery at a state-owned clinic, a government official said Wednesday.

Health Minister Anant Kumar Singh said initial reports suggested they may have gone blind from infections caused by contaminated eye drops used during surgery.

The case marks the second time in three months that mass blindness has been reported after free government surgeries in the impoverished state of Uttar Pradesh. Nine people went blind after treatment in December.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eyes; health; india; vision
I sure hope this isn't the same India clinic that was given the Gates Award for Global Health a few months ago.
1 posted on 02/11/2009 6:15:38 AM PST by Melissa 24
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To: Melissa 24

Amerika’s future — a preview


2 posted on 02/11/2009 6:17:54 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: Melissa 24

LUCKNOW, India

Poorly named town, me thinks.


3 posted on 02/11/2009 6:19:36 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Melissa 24

They never saw it coming...


4 posted on 02/11/2009 6:20:38 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Islander7

Renamed to BADLUCKNOW


5 posted on 02/11/2009 6:20:50 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Melissa 24

A demonstration of, if you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it’s free.


6 posted on 02/11/2009 6:21:59 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Melissa 24
State-owned

Sovereign Immunity.

7 posted on 02/11/2009 6:23:16 AM PST by Spirochete
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To: Melissa 24

The good news is they can’t see the ‘sacred cows’, so they can’t give in to the urge to gain a nice T bone steak....


8 posted on 02/11/2009 6:23:19 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Melissa 24

Welcome to socialized medicine.


9 posted on 02/11/2009 6:26:06 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Melissa 24

BTTT!


10 posted on 02/11/2009 6:28:24 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Gondring

LUCKNOWABAD...........


11 posted on 02/11/2009 6:29:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Zimbabwe has removed 12 zeroes from its currency. We need to remove ONE from the White House......)
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To: Melissa 24

Chinese eyedrops again?


12 posted on 02/11/2009 6:33:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Melissa 24

Obama’s fault.


13 posted on 02/11/2009 6:33:47 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Melissa 24
Now, open your eye and tell me what you see on the wall.


14 posted on 02/11/2009 6:36:34 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (INGSOC starts 1.20.09)
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To: Melissa 24
The case marks the second time in three months that mass blindness has been reported

Doesn't compare to the mass blindness that occurred here in the U.S. last November

15 posted on 02/11/2009 6:37:18 AM PST by grjr21
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Now open the other eye.


16 posted on 02/11/2009 6:37:59 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (INGSOC starts 1.20.09)
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To: Melissa 24

Coming to a clinic near you! Obamacare!!


17 posted on 02/11/2009 6:52:06 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: George from New England
Amerika’s future — a preview

True.

18 posted on 02/11/2009 7:08:29 AM PST by bgill
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To: Melissa 24

Another great opportunity for 0 to heal the sick and make the blind see.


19 posted on 02/11/2009 7:15:59 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: ConservaTexan

Blindsided...To think that surgery would help their vision was slightly myopic.


20 posted on 02/11/2009 7:19:10 AM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: Melissa 24

You get what you pay for...


21 posted on 02/11/2009 7:21:56 AM PST by tips up
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To: Melissa 24

Socialist Health care - yes India can !

I/We make sure we go to private hospitals when we fall ill .
Cost a lot more than gov ones but we got NAtional Health Insurance from bank of India . And it is really great !


22 posted on 02/11/2009 7:42:05 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite
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To: Melissa 24

But it was FREE! Free health care is a wonderful thing.


23 posted on 02/11/2009 7:45:46 AM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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