Ophthalmology is a specialised type of medical practice that deals with the diagnosis, function and disease of the eye and visual perception. In Ireland, the speciality of ophthalmology can be divided into two parts namely, medical and surgical. The more common ophthalmic surgery is cataract extraction surgery or retina detachment repair surgery. There are certain sub-specialities in the practice of ophthalmic surgery such as paediatric ophthalmology which is concerned with children, diseases affecting the eye surface such as corneal infections or conjunctivitis, glaucoma which is damage to the optic nerve in the eye and ocular oncology which is concerned with the treatment of tumours around the eye.
This is a very specialised medical practice area; mistakes can arise and we have seen negligent situations involving the following:
- Negligently performed laser eye treatment
- Negligently performed cataract surgery
- Mismanagement of a foreign body in the eye causing further injury
- Delay in diagnosing eye infection which causes further complications for the patient
- Negligently inflicted trauma during surgery
- Negligently inflicted retinal detachment during surgery
Our ophthalmic (eye) surgery compensation claims solicitors
If you or a loved one have suffered injury as a result of below standard and negligently performed surgical ophthalmology then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.