Seven persons, who had developed “serious” vision problem after undergoing cataract surgery at a private hospital in neighbouring Tirupur district, were hospitalised here on Wednesday.

The victims had undergone surgery along with ten others in a free eye camp by Lutheran Mission Hospital on December 8th.

Later they had reportedly developed complications in their eyes due to some infection, official sources said.

Their relatives staged a demonstration in front of the hospital last evening following which health authorities intervened and referred them to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, they said.

After initial examination at the hospital this morning, all the seven were admitted to a private eye hospital. Joint Director Health Durai Kannan visited the hospital and instructed doctors to ensure that good care was given to them.

In October last, four persons lost their vision following a bacterial infection after they underwent cataract surgery at a private hospital in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh as a follow up of a free eye camp.

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