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Doctors conduct 211 eye-surgeries on pellet victims in 20 days

Doctors have conducted 551 operations including 211 eye surgeries on pellet victims at SMHS hospital in last 20 days.
Principal, Government Medical College and Associated Hospitals Dr Kaiser Ahmad told media that doctors in tertiary care hospital (SMHS) has performed 211 eye surgeries on pellet victims to keep the globe intact so far. 
“We have also performed 58 secondary eye surgeries on pellet- hit patients. 46 of these were conducted by Mumbai based eye surgeon team led by Dr S Natrajan in last three days,” he said.
Kaiser said 12 eye surgeries in the second phase were already conducted by hospital’s own doctors. 
“551 surgeries including 302 general surgeries, 21 neuro-surgeries and 17 ENT surgeries have been performed at SMHS in past three weeks of unrest in the Valley,” he said.
The GMC principal said the SMHS received 561 patients having pellets and bullet injuries in last three weeks.
Asked whether any trauma patient would be flown outside for advanced treatment, Kaiser said an expert committee led by ophthalmologists would look into it and recommend if there is need to send some critically eye injured patients to outside State for treatment.
“The committee will also recommend for hiring services of additional retina surgeons, if there is such requirement. Our staff is well experienced now and we have confidence in our own doctors as they have been witnessing and treating such trauma cases since 2010 unlike other states of India,” he said.
The GMC principal said besides well experienced staff, SMHS is well equipped as per the international standard to treat pellet victims.
“People need not to rush their pellet-hit relatives to outside State for treatment. In many cases we have seen people spend huge money on the treatment outside but the results were not satisfactory,” he said.
Asserting that SMHS would strictly regulate as per its own protocol and professionalism, Kaiser said the victims hit in their eyes would have to go under the phased manner treatment.
“It is a long process treatment. Patients will get treatment in phased manner. It may go for six months or extend for one year. Then rehabilitation process, where psychological support will be provided to the patients, will also be followed for the trauma patients,” he added.

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