Deepavali turns painful for some

Deepavali turns  painful for some

The festival of lights turned painful for some with sparks from firecrackers falling into their eyes.

Minto Eye Hospital registered five cases of eye injuries of which four were admitted as inpatients. Victoria Hospital has received one person with burns caused by crackers.

Doctors expect more cases to be reported in the coming days as celebrations are yet to start in the city.

“We usually get around 20 cases of eye injuries due to crackers after Diwali celebrations,” said Dr Ravi Dorairaj, medical director, Agarwal’s Eye Clinic.

He added that the hospital also receives a sizeable amount of cases with eye injuries following Diwali.

Dr Ramesh K T, plastic surgeon, Victoria Hospital also said that minor burn cases increase during Diwali.

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