Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
If an Ophthalmologist does not diagnose and appropriately treat these conditions at the earliest opportunity, there can be a risk of damage to sight, and in the worst cases, complete loss of vision.
With advances in technology and treatment becoming more affordable, more people than ever are opting to undergo laser eye surgery to improve their sight. This type of procedure is usually done at the client’s request rather than at the recommendation of a healthcare professional. Therefore, those providing the treatment should fully assess your suitability for surgery and give you detailed advice about the risks and benefits involved in such a procedure allowing you to make an informed decision before you proceed.
Common claims for ophthalmology compensation include:
- Negligently performed surgery
- Missed or delayed diagnosis of eye disease and the failure to treat these conditions properly
- Failure to properly assess whether a patient is suitable for laser eye surgery
Some of our successful claims include:
- An award of £25,000.00 for the delay in diagnosis and treatment of retinal haemorrhage resulting in complete loss of vision in the left eye
If you have suffered injury as a consequence of ophthalmic treatment, contact our experienced Medical Negligence team today on 033 3344 9600 or complete our online enquiry form.