Egyptian Doctor Loses Eyesight While Treating Covid-19 Patients

Egyptian Doctor Loses Eyesight While Treating Covid-19 Patients

Stress led to heart attack and retinal failure.
Mahmoud Samy lost his eyesight while working at Kafr el-Sheikh Chest Hospital in Baltim on the north coast of Egypt, Egypt Today reports.

“We had 30-40 [Covid-19] cases transferred to us from Embaba Fevers [Hospital] in a day. We worked so much and wearing the protective gear affected us,” Samy told Egypt Today.

“Stress, anxiety and fear … all the incoming cases were frightening,” he said, along with wearing protective gear for extended periods.

After suffering with a headache and extreme shortness of breath, he thought he was infected with the novel coronavirus and had a chest scan, but then he lost consciousness and later tested negative for Covid-19. When he woke up the following day, he could not see.

It took many tests and several days to determine what had happened. Now Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has decreed that everything Samy needs to recover will be provided, hailing him as a hero.

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