Laser Eye Surgery Error Claim *
What is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a very common procedure that is used to correct eye disorders and vision problems. People generally undertake this procedure to eliminate their need for glasses or contact lenses (LASIK eye surgery), however, other uses for this procedure involve cataract surgery and the correction of other retinal conditions.
An important part of this surgery is the care that a patient receives before and after the surgery as well as throughout the procedure itself. There are a number of complications and side effects that can come with laser eye surgery and it is important that you are aware of these when making the decision to get the procedure done.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is one form of laser eye surgery that is commonly used to correct a person’s vision and eliminate their need for glasses. During this procedure, the laser is used to reshape the cornea of the eye. In doing this, a thin layer of the cornea is lifted and the laser is used underneath this ‘flap’ of the cornea to reshape the cornea and correct a person’s vision. The cornea ‘flap’ is then simply placed directly back into place and the procedure is complete. Although it seems like a fairly straightforward procedure, complications and injuries can happen.
If you have undergone LASIK or any other form of laser eye surgery and experienced complications or injuries as a result of negligence then you may be entitled to pursue a claim *.
In most cases, there are no complications but there are a small number of LASIK and other laser eye surgery risks which can lead to eye injury *. These injuries can also be caused by a pre-existing condition that may have been overlooked during examinations prior to the procedure. These conditions could have meant that the patient was not a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery.
Laser Eye Surgery Risks
- Double Vision
- Inflammation of the eye
- Corneal scarring
- Complete or partial blindness
- Sensitivity to glare
- Damage to tear ducts which causes painful dry eyes
- Inadequate assessment of the patient to ensure they are suitable
- Low standard of care given before and after surgery
- Not informing the patient of the associated risks and side effects
- Damage to the eye during surgery
- Treating infection incorrectly
- Defective Equipment
- Errors during surgery
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE
If you have sustained an injury/illness following a laser eye surgery *, for a confidential discussion feel free to contact our medical negligence solicitors * on 01 649 9900 or email email@example.com to tell us about your case.
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