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Posted by Sougato Das on September 25, 2000 at 08:13:47:

My grandmother (in Calcutta, India), recently went in for laser cataract surgery. She also has diabetes. Something went wrong and she now has "infective endo opthamitis" and is in the hospital. She also has blood clots in front of the retina from the complications of surgery. Due to the infection, her blood sugar seems to be difficult to control, and is now 250-350. They are saying that it may be necessary to actually remove the eye, due to the inability to control the infection.
There is a notable eye-clinic/hospital in Madras, India, which is about a 3 hour trip by plane. We are entertaining the thought of taking her there, although the doctors in Calcutta have said there is little the facilities in Madras could do at this point.

We are trying to 1) get more information on exactly what "infective endo opthamitis" is and what can be done about it and 2) trying to figure out if it would be feasible to transport my grandmother to Madras. Given the limited details I've provided above, could someone provide some info. (please email sougato_das@hotmail.com)?

To compound things, my grandfather needs bypass surgery, which we are planning to get done at the Apollo hospital in Madras.
We have to decide our travel plans to go to India (from New York) in the next 24 hours, so a quick response is appreciated.
Thank you kindly,
Sougato

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