Idukki (Ker), Dec 20 (PTI) Doctors at the Government Medical College here have successfully performed cataract surgery on the eye of a 104-year-old woman.
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Devaki Amma, who hails from Kanjikuzhi in this hilly district, was admitted to the hospital on Sunday. He had been complaining of blurred vision for quite some time.
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On examination, it was found that the left eye had a cataract and severe vision loss.
The doctors considered options for cataract surgery, as the patient is very elderly.
As he had no other ailments, surgery was decided, the office of state health minister Veena George said.
The operation was performed the next day. A lens went in, he said.
“Cataract surgery is rarely successful at this age. Devaki Amma was discharged today after her health condition was good. The surgery was done free of cost,” the statement said.
George congratulated the medical team who performed the surgery successfully.
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