Laser Eye clinics have become increasingly popular over the last decade as technologies improve and the general public become increasingly keen to avoid having to wear glasses or contact lenses.
Every high street is populated by offers and deals for laser eye surgery but the risks may not always be properly advised.
At Curtis Law Solicitors, our expert Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors provide legal representation to those who have suffered as a result of an eye injury or ophthalmic treatment.
LASIK and LASEK
The most commonly performed Laser Eye Surgery procedures in England and Wales are LASIK and LASEK. Unfortunately like many other areas of medicine complications can arise. Every eye specialist and ophthalmic surgeon has a duty of care to you to ensure your safety and well-being before, during and after treatment to avoid any unnecessary injury.
However, laser eye surgery is not the only area of optical treatment where errors can occur.
High street opticians are the first place that anyone with eye sight problems attends. Your examination needs to be conducted thoroughly and properly and the correct prescription should be provided. Particularly we often see problems with non-diagnosis of macular degeneration, retinopathy and glaucoma.
Similarly following an eye injury, A&E attendance is common. Failure to properly investigate an eye injury can have devastating effects and in rare instances can lead to the loss of an eye.
We are currently instructed on claims arising from:
- Failed laser surgery causing an improperly managed worsening of sight
- Failure to properly advise as to the risks associated with laser surgery
- Failure to properly undertake an optical examination resulting in misdiagnosis
- Failure to provide the correct prescription
- Failure to make up the correct prescription
- Failure to properly investigate retained foreign bodies in the eye
Contact our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors
It is important that specialist advice is obtained in relation to these types of errors. Contact Curtis Law Solicitors today free on 0800 008 7450 or mobile friendly 0333 240 0340.