107 eye operations in 16 hours: Indian Doctor units new file, India News News

Dr SP Singh, the Director of the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and the Principal of the MLN Medical Faculty (MLNMC) in Prayagraj, has set a brand new file by performing 107 phacoemulsification procedures with free intraocular lens (IOL) implants in a 16-and-a-half-hour interval. 

“The surgeries were performed between 6 a.m and 10.30 p.m. continuously for 16-and-a-half hours on February 25. All the patients are doing fine now after a week of observation,” he stated.

“I am happy at having performed so many surgeries at one go and hope that this would inspire more younger surgeons to work for excellence and public welfare.”

The physician has written to the Limca Ebook of Data, informing them of the accomplishment and offering the mandatory documentation.

Beforehand, in October 2011, then-Brigadier (Dr) J.Okay.S Parihar of the Military Hospital Analysis and Referral in New Delhi carried out 34 phacoemulsification procedures in jap Ladakh, incomes him a place within the Limca Ebook of Data.

On March 5, 2001, Singh achieved a world file by conducting 81 procedures in 11 hours, which was recorded within the Limca Ebook of Data. 

(With inputs from companies)

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