The eyes are an extremely sensitive part of the body and the eyesight is the most important sense. If the eyesight is damaged, it can have long term effects on the victim and it can also reduce the quality of the victim’s life. When treatments and procedures related to the eye are chosen, the patients put a lot of trust in the surgeons. Laser eye surgeries are delicate procedures and it is essential that the surgeon puts in a lot of care and deliver the procedure with the highest of standards.
These days, a lot of people in the UK and around the world are choosing to undergo laser eye surgery in order to improve their sight and their quality of life. Although the vast majority of these procedures are carried out with the highest of standards, mistakes sometimes do happen. If you eyesight has been damaged as a result of undergoing laser eye surgery, you may be entitled to make a laser eye surgery claim.
During laser eye surgery, there are numerous things which can go wrong. Some of the mistakes that can be made by surgeons during the procedure which can give rise to medical negligence claims include the following:
- Failure to diagnose certain eye conditions
- Retinal tears or detachments
- Failure to diagnose diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma
- Redial Keratotomy
- Toxic optic neuropathy
- Surgical accidents
- Misdiagnosis of malignancy
- Delayed or inappropriate ophthalmic treatment
Errors in laser eye surgery can have dramatic consequences for the patients. Some of the common complications that can arise due to negligent laser eye surgery include:
- Corneal scarring
- Complete or partial blindness
- Astigmatism causing double or ghost vision
- Worsened short or long sightedness
- Corneal Ectasia
As with all other types of medical negligence claims, claiming compensation for laser eye surgery requires expert legal assistance.
So if you believe you have been a victim of laser eye surgery errors, contact us today and we will arrange a free consultation.
If you want to discuss your case with a specialist solicitor, you can call us on our free helpline.
If you want to arrange a call back, you can contact us via our online claim form.