Anesthesiologist accused of committing serious cataract surgery errors

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 8:09 pm    

Dr. Tzay Chiu, an anesthesiologist at a surgery center in Massachusetts, is under investigation for cataract surgery operations that left five patients blind. Each of the five operations occurred on the same day in May of 2014, with four of the surgeries taking place within the same thirty minute time frame.

The Boston Globe reports that patients were heard screaming as Chiu administered the needle in an operating room at Cataract and Laser Center West in West Springfield.

Four of the patients returned the following day complaining that they could not see out of the eye that was operated on, while the fifth patient was left with a blind spot that severely restricted his vision from that eye.

Two of the victims have recently filed a malpractice lawsuit against Chiu.

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