In Ahmedabad, almost 15 patients of AMC run CH Nagri Municipal Eye Hospital claimed loss of sight of one eye today after being given a follow up injection yesterday. The hospital management however said that they have been administered other drugs and put under observation with visible sings of improvement. Nagri Hospital Doctor said that the 15 patients mostly old age diabetics and some stroke patients had been administered Avastin injection post operation of one eye for retina related problems yesterday. ‘They showed signs of infection with increased swelling today during follow up check up. We immediately adminstered them with other drugs and put them under observation. Though most of them were showing signs of improvement they will be re-checked tomorrow after the completion of the observation period of around 12 hours,’ said doctor.
Notably Avastin is the brand name for bevacizumab, a drug injected into the eye to slow vision loss in people who have “wet” age-related macular degeneration.