Nine patients went blind in Moscow clinic after injection of drug


Nine people lost their sight after an injection made at the Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases named after Helmholtz. Doctors suggest the blindness was caused by infection.

The patients of the clinic (some of which came to the capital from other cities) were injected with drug “Avastin”, which is used for the treatment of retinal detachment. A few hours after the injection, people felt burning and pain in the eyes, and have lost the ability to see.

Currently, they are under the supervision of doctors, who say that patients’ eyes react to light. Presumably, the cause of vision loss could be an infection that got into the flask with the drug.

Source: Regnum