Friday , March 22 2019

Diwali Turns into a Nightmare for some in  Bengaluru

Varun got injured while bursting crackers outside of his house after a cracker particles entered both the eyes.


Bengaluru: Despite of awareness drives regarding precautions to be taken while bursting crackers, City’s Eye hospitals was witnessed a steady stream of patients, mostly minors, with some of them with sustaining serious injuries.

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For the family of ten-year-old Varun from the Chikkaballapur Chintamani, this Diwali turned out to be a nightmare. Varun was rushed to the  Minto hospital on Sunday afternoon after he sustained injuries on both eyes.

He got injured while the bursting crackers outside his house, after cracker particles into his entered both the eyes. According to Minto hospital authorities, his condition was serious and has been hospitalized.

A ten-year-old girl Dharini too was admitted at the Minto Hospital for a major eye injury. For 39-year-old Kavitha, her decision was to take a stroll near her house in Kallahalli proved costly, as she was admitted to the Minto hospital with a major eye injury. The Hospital also treated other four minors as out-patients on Sunday.

Last year, Narayana Nethralaya had treated a large number of eye injuries during a festival season, of which a majority were children below the age of 14 years. Many of them were bystanders or got injured while walking or by riding vehicles.

This year, the hospital witness more than eighteen cases of eye injury, with one being a major one. Dr. Raghu Nagaraju, consultant, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, said they came across 15 eye injury cases & this was half of what they came across last year.

“Thankfully, all of them were kind ones. Of the 15 cases, three were injuries around the eyes, six foreign body cases, four corneal abrasions & two hyphema cases,” he said.

Sankara Hospital came across two cases & one had to undergo corneal tear repair. Vijaya Nethralaya reported that two eye injury cases, whereas Bangalore Nethralaya reported six. Many city hospitals are offering the helpline for eye injury victims.

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