Laser Eye Surgery
Suffering with adverse effects due to your laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery is very popular and often has desirable results. However, an inexperienced consultant or poor aftercare can cause you many issues with your procedure.
You may suffer with some minor side effects such as dry eyes but there are also some serious effects related to undergoing laser eye surgery which can include:
- Experiencing a halo or glow effect at night
- Alteration of the shape of the eye which could cause complications
- Severe loss of vision
If you have been a victim of someone else’s professional negligence then we may be able to help you with a claim for compensation.
One of the most common reasons as to why negligent laser eye surgeries occur is if the medical professional dealing with your case fails to diagnose any problems revolving your eyes. These problems can include; foreign bodies in your eyes, a detached retina, chemical burns, or any other penetrative injuries.
Some eye injuries can cause severe sight problems, and can even result in partial or full blindness and therefore it is significant that your medical professional diagnoses and treats your condition efficiently. Failure to do so can make you eligible to make a claim for compensation.
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Some of the most common complications of a negligent laser eye surgery include:
- Astigmatism, causing ghost or double vision
- Partial or complete blindness
- Corneal Ectasia
- Worsened long/short sightedness
- Corneal scarring
- Dry eyes
Have you experienced a negligent laser eye surgery? Did your surgeon thoroughly inform you about the potential risks of the surgery? It is part of your surgeon’s duty of care to ensure that you are fully aware of all the potential risks and consequences you may experience regarding your laser eye surgery. This should be done prior to you undergoing the surgery, and failure to do so could be classified as a negligent surgery.
Your surgeon must also be responsible for ensuring that you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. Having conditions such as keratoconus or glaucoma can disallow you to undergo laser eye surgery due to the harmful complications that can occur. If your doctor, medical professional or surgeon has failed to carry out the adequate health checks and/or have ignored your existing eye conditions, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
You may be able to make a claim for compensation if you now require corrective treatment or surgery due to your initial surgery being carried out ineffectively or incorrectly. Furthermore, if you have developed eye conditions such as keratitis or corneal ectasia following your procedure, this could also be due to a negligently performed laser eye surgery, which you may be entitled to claim compensation for, too.
Another commonly occurring case of negligent laser eye surgery is when the patient has been given false and unrealistic expectations of what the surgery would do for them. If the results from your laser eye surgery are not what were promised, you may be able to make a claim for compensation