Ophthalmology Negligence

Ophthalmology simply refers to any condition that is related to eyes. Ophthalmologists are highly trained to deal with eyes but in rare cases negligence can occur and leave you with life changing conditions or sight issues.

Ophthalmology is the medical term used to treat any conditions that affect our eyes. Patients who are referred to an ophthalmologist will have issues with their vision or the muscles that surround their eyes.

Due to the nature of their work, ophthalmologists are highly trained and we have to place a lot of trust in their procedure. More often than not they will perform the treatment with no negative effects, however sometimes negligence creeps in and the impact upon their patient can be life changing.

If you believe you have suffered from negligence and would like to speak with a lawyer, please contact our experienced team of medical negligence professionals who will answer your questions and make a claim if they feel you have one.

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What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the term used to describe any kind of treatment that relates to the eyes or the muscles that surround the eyes. Conditions you may see an ophthalmologist for include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive or laser surgery
  • Surgery to correct misalignment of the eyes, or strabismus
  • Surgery to remove cancers, such as melanoma, from the eye
  • Treatment to repair damage caused by an eye injury

When to see an ophthalmologist?

You will often be referred to an ophthalmologist if you are having issues with your vision, if you’re unsure about when you may be referred to one, it could be any of the following:

  • Partial or complete loss of vision
  • Eye injuries, pain or inflammation
  • Eye conditions, such as glaucoma
  • Health conditions that can affect their eyes, including diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Poor or deteriorating vision that needs specialist care

What does a negligence claim look like?

Examples of ophthalmology negligence cases include:

  • Defective laser eye treatment surgery and/or inappropriate clinical advice and patient selection for the surgery
  • Not recognising early signs of eye infections
  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment
  • Optic nerve damage because of raised intra-cranial pressure
  • Blindness because of failure to correctly treat diabetes
  • Inappropriate cataract surgery techniques
  • Inappropriate squint surgery
  • Traumatic retinal detachment

We are here to help you

Our expert team of medical negligence lawyers are experienced in pursuing complex cases involving ophthalmology negligence.

We pride ourselves on the personalised service we provide. We know that every person is different, therefore our service should be unique to them.

Free initial consultations are available too – Contact us today for free legal advice

Any claim for damages will include claiming for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity associated with your eye damage or loss of vision, as well as financial losses including your care requirements, specialist aids and equipment, further treatment, appropriate accommodation, and loss of earnings.

If you, or a loved one, has suffered as a result of ophthalmology negligence, contact our expert medical negligence solicitors for free on 033 33 582 582 or email us at [email protected] or fill out our enquiry form.

Initial advice is free and we will investigate funding option including no win no fee for medical negligence claims. 

No Win No Fee

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.

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