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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Tlajomulco: Jalisco, Young Man Loses An Eye After Explosives Attack

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

Six people were killed in the bombing attack

Román Ortega | El Occidental

Two of the 14 people injured in the attack that took place on Tuesday night in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, where six more people lost their lives, among them three agents of the Public Prosecutor's Office, a Tlajomulco police officer and two civilians, are hospitalized at the Fray Antonio Alcalde Civil Hospital.

The director of the hospital, Rafael Santana, detailed that the patients are two 19 year old young men, both in serious condition with eye injuries. One of them is intubated and has lost an eye.

"One of them in his left eyeball, very damaged, he has practically lost it and the right one with abrasions, possibly recoverable. He is still in a period of de-inflammation, he has already been checked by ophthalmology, but as regards the right eye we are still not sure if he has lost it or not, it is probable that he can recover it, at least part of its function".

He added that this patient has an injury to his elbow due to the shrapnel he sustained at the time of the explosion.

"The patient is intubated, he is in serious condition, but his general condition has been progressively improving. With him, the plan is to extubate him, probably tomorrow."

It will be until then that doctors will remove his left eye.

"He would also go into ophthalmology to probably do the enucleation of that left eyeball. Enucleation is to remove the eye that is already lost".

Regarding the other patient, Dr. Rafael Santana explained that he also suffered a less serious injury to his left eyeball.

"That eye is not lost, it is still to be evaluated, it is also in the process of de-inflammation and his right eye has only corneal abrasions. He has minor injuries on the right side. This second patient is already extubated, he is in better general condition and is fortunately evolving towards stabilization in his general condition".

However, he indicated that the function of his eyes remains very reserved until the de-inflammation process is completed, we will see the total de-inflammation process and ophthalmology will evaluate it in greater detail.

"This third patient, only 1% of burns and abrasions in his eyes with some splinters. This patient did not require hospitalization and is being followed up by the ophthalmology service through the outpatient clinic".


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