Monday, September 29, 2014

Wrong Eye Surgery in Bangladesh

Wrong Eye Surgery is very pathetic incident both for the victims and relatives.Wrong Assessment of Eye Disease & Treatment in Bangladesh is very common incident. This is not copied and collected story from others. This was happened in my mother's life. This is true story for a doctor in Bangladesh. Probably many wrong treatments are happening in Bangladesh by doctors in different sectors like my mother. It is happening both in government  hospitals and in the private clinics.  But what is the remedy of that? Is there any authority to keep record of wrong assessment and wrong treatment of doctors in Bangladesh? How long  patient will be victim of doctors? This kind of incidents are happening very often in the country. BIRDEM hospital incident just another incident what was happened for doctor's negligence.

Wrong eye surgery
In May 2014 we went to the private  hospital at Raji Hospital in Dhaka to check my mother's eye. Professor Dr. Mr Sayed A K Azad the chairman of Cornea department of National Institute of Ophthalmology and Eye Hospital  who assessed that my mother needs to add lance to recover her eye sight. Before taking decision of operation he should do proper assessment of eye disease but he did not do that. As a chairman of a department of cornea of  a national eye hospital how could he do this kind risky decision? He should assess first before giving such decision . But he did not do that.

In 02 June 2014 Professor SAK Azad performed operation to replace lance into my mothers right eye at Muzibunnesa Eye Hospital at Dhanmondi in Dhaka. After operation my mother sees nothing from that eye. So, just we have wasted some money and presented some extra torturing on my old mothers eye. We received nothing more than that from that eye operation from a senior level eye doctor.

Eye Specialist Doctor SAK  Azad

After two months of operation when my mother was seeing nothing then he suggests to do some test including FFA image test. In that test it was found that there is problem in the retina of my mother's eye. So, he referred to Dr Professor Mr Lutfor Rahman the department chief of Neuro Ophthalmology of National eye hospital at sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka. After checking he advised to do MRI. I did that. But there was nothing found in the MRI. However from the  FFA image it was cleared that it was problem of retina and in the neuro nerve. She has problem in the retina and in the nerve told Doctor Luthfor to us.

According to Dr Luthfor it was wrong assessment by Dr  SAK Azad. Before changing my mother's lance it was not checked or assessed properly before operation. So, he told us that my mother will not see anymore. It was meaningless operation with changing lance.

From a professor and from a departmental chief getting this kind of wrong eye treatment is really unexpected. As a professor he has done wrong assessment and wrong treatment. Now what other doctors are doing for the eye patients in Bangladesh? Who will answer this question? Is there any monitoring cell to observe doctor's competence both in government and private eye hospitals? Is there any record of wrong operations of doctor's in Bangladesh? This is our asking to the ministry of health and family welfare.

Eye Hospital in Dhaka

Mr Azad should take corrective action for his wrong assessment. Did he take proper corrective action for his wrong assessment? Who will look after this? Who will care for not happening this kind of wrong things from a senior eye specialist again? What is assurance that he will not do any more operation before assessing the real causes of  losing eye sight or sunny problem?

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. People are deprived of various fundamental rights. Medical treatment is one among others. People do not get proper  treatment in Government hospital, so they go to the private clinic, private chamber and hospital to get medical treatment. But very often they become victim of doctors there.

People have to pay huge money to get treatment in private sector. Patients have to pay 600-1000 Taka for initial visit to an consultant. There is no fixed fee for doctors-visit by health authority and there is no fixed operation charge also for doctors. So, doctors are taking operation fee according to their wish.

Human being will do error. It is really matter of frustration when this kind of wrong assessment come from a professor level senior doctor. But there's should not be repetition of same kind of wrong assessment and treatment again. In this regard we hope the respective department of Bangladesh will take necessary action to decrease or not happening this kind of wrong assessment and  WRONG EYE SURGERY of doctor in Bangladesh.

What can you learn from this article about Eye treatment:
  1. Do not trust or dependent on one doctor's  decision.
  2. Consult with at least two professors before taking decision of operation
  3. Ask them to check eye to find any other problem before sunny operation
  4. Just sunny is not the cause of eye sight losing.
  5. Try to know doctor's previous performance history