State Suspends Drunk Granville Eye Surgeon

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Friday, January 17, 2003 - 06:17 AM
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The state has suspended an eye surgeon who admitted he performed operations while drunk. Doctor Vikas Jain of Granville has lost his license for nine months and must seek treatment for alcohol addiction. Jain has reached an agreement with the state medical board saying he performed Lasik eye surgery while intoxicated. Jain also faces two complaints of medical malpractice in Franklin county and one in Licking county. Attorneys for the three patients say he damaged their vision and never should have operated on them. One of the patients is from Zanesville. Jain works at the Columbus and Newark offices of Bloomberg Eye Center. The company’s web site says Jain has performed more than 18-thousand Lasik procedures and 15-thousand other surgical procedures.

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