Hyderabad: Tariq loses eye after hair transplant surgery went wrong

Hyderabad: Tariq loses eye after hair transplant surgery went wrong

HYDERABAD: An elderly diabetic man lost his vision following botched hair transplant surgery in Hyderabad.

Telangana Medical Council suspends the registration of Dr Mohammed Ishratullah Khan after finding him guilty of negligence and debarred him for two years from practising hair transplant surgery.

Tariq Khusroo. Image Courtesy: The News Minute

According to reports published in The News Minute, Tariq Khusroo, a non-resident Indian working in Saudi Arabia decided to undergo a surgery at Dr Khan’s Hair Transplant Centre with 3,500 grafts but developed severe infection and gangrene after 2,800 grafts.

“I had swelling in my head and eyes. But Ishtratullah told me not to worry and that it would subside. But by night, I was unable to move, eat or even breathe properly,” Tariq told TNM.

He was rushed to Care Hospital where he fortunately survived the infection, but his right eyeball had to be removed.

“Within a week though, they realised they would have to remove my right eye completely or risk the infection spreading to my left eye as well,” Tariq says.

According to the website of Dr Khan’s Hair Transplant Centre, Dr. Khan’s claims he’s an MBBS from Osmania University, FRCS, ISHRS (USA). It also claims Khan to be a member of the Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons, and also he has a Fellowship in Hair Transplant (Chandigarh).

According to the Telangana State Medical Council’s order dated January 10, 2018, “Dr Khan is projecting himself as hair transplant specialist without any recognised qualification. Post transplantation the patient developed life-threatening complications, resulting in the loss of one eye,” said State medical council chairman Dr E Ravindra Reddy.

The Council guilty of professional misconduct removed Dr. Khan’s name from the Medical Register for two years post hair transplantation.