Eye Treatment and Surgery
Most people are used to visiting their optician regularly for a check-up, and they can expect to receive the same expert treatment and care as they would from a doctor. That high standard of care applies whether they receive their treatment privately, or through the NHS.
Although you expect to come away from your optician with a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses, your optician may tell you that there are signs of more serious issues. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and brain or optic nerve tumours can show up during an eye test.
If your optician fails to diagnose these conditions the consequences can be very serious – often resulting in permanent damage or loss of eyesight. Claims arise where opticians or optometrists fail to identify key symptoms and refer patients to specialist professionals for treatment.
Optician Negligence Specialists
We are experienced in dealing with all types of ophthalmic and optician negligence. We can help you prove that the care you received was negligent. This gives you the best possible chance of recovering the compensation you deserve.
If you believe your optician or ophthalmologist was negligent, please get in touch to discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers.
Examples of eye treatment and eye surgery claims:
- Delays in referring patients to an ophthalmic surgeon
- Negligence when performing cataract surgery
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of tears to the retina or retinal detachment
- Negligent performance of laser eye surgery and failure to fully inform about the risks of a procedure
- Delay or failure to diagnose eye cancer
- Delay in diagnosing and treating eye infections
- Incorrect prescriptions leading to long-term eye problems
Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements:
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