Ophthalmic injuries can arise either through trauma (such as from a penetrating injury or from the introduction of a foreign body), or as a result of an underlying condition which is either not diagnosed or is inadequately treated.
Ophthalmic injuries are amongst the most concerning and debilitating injuries, especially if the damage is bilateral or if there is already some compromise in the contralateral eye.
Typical cases that arise include:-
- Delayed diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.
- Delayed diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
- Inadequate or inappropriate surgery for astigmatism / cataracts / glaucoma / diabetic retinopathy.
- Failure to diagnose or control raised intraocular pressure.
- Failure to diagnose or remove foreign bodies.
- Errors in the performance of laser eye surgery.
- Errors in the performance of lacrimal / blepharoplasty surgery.
Our team has extensive experience of dealing with all types of ophthalmic cases, including those highlighted above, and we have settled cases for £1million+ on behalf of our clients.