In a new frightening phenomenon, the eyes of thousands of patients have been removed in India, to resist the outbreak of “black rot” that affects survivors of the Corona virus.
According to the British newspaper “The Sun”, about 60 percent of patients treated in hospitals in India for the Corona virus, had at least one eye removed, after the second wave of the Corona virus caused the spread of “black rot” infection.“.
And officials in India revealed, two weeks ago, that dozens of people recovering from infection with the Coronavirus in the country began spreading infections with the rare “black rot” disease..
The country’s Health Department stated that this fungal infection is often diagnosed in people with corona who have recovered from it recently, amid experts’ confirmation that after placing the patient with corona on a ventilator, the chances of infection with this fungal infection increase..
It also indicated that 40 cases of infection with “black rot” were diagnosed during the past two weeks in the Indian state of Gujarat, and that caused some patients to lose their eyesight..
With the arrival of mold to the eyes, doctors in India began to follow rapid procedures to extract the eye from its tissues, in order to prevent the spread of mold to the brain, which leads to death..
One of the patients in India, Anil, says that 10 days after he had symptoms of “black rot”, the doctor told him that his right eye would need to be extracted, as well as having his sinuses removed..
Doctor Akshay Nair, who supervised the case, said: “If the entire eye does not descend, along with all the tissues, nerves and eyelids, the infection can invade the brain.“.
And local media said that this rare fungal infection affects the sinuses or lungs after inhaling fungi bacteria, and it is often found in rooms, damp surfaces, soil, rotting plants, vegetables and fruits..
The acceleration of the outbreak of the Corona virus in the vast Indian countryside has put pressure on health facilities in these areas, as well as on crematoriums and cemeteries, prompting them to be thrown into the Ganges River..