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Laser Eye Surgery Claims

Laser eye surgery, also called laser refractive surgery, corrects impaired eyesight usually by reshaping the cornea and is a common alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved which should be thoroughly discussed with the patient beforehand, but complications arising from laser eye surgery can lead to permanent eye damage and at worst total blindness. If you experience such complications, you may be entitled to make a laser eye surgery claim with our medical negligence solicitors.

What is a Laser Eye Surgery?

Despite its popularity, laser eye surgery is largely unregulated and there are no statutory guidelines to protect patients from rogue specialists.

Those who have a certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists are safe and vetted, but the vast majority of clinics offering laser surgery will not have this voluntary accreditation.

Depending on the chosen method of laser eye surgery, the procedure can involve a flap being made in the cornea to create access to the underlying eye tissue. Ultraviolet light can be used on the surface on the eye to correct irregularities or a computer-controlled laser can reshape the cornea.

It is possible that during surgery the cornea can be damaged when creating the flap, risking permanent damage to the eye. Or an infection occurs which delays healing and causes additional discomfort to the victim.

Injuries sustained from laser eye surgery can have a huge impact on a person’s daily life, affecting everything from driving to night vision.

Common injuries from Laser Eye Surgery

These are some of the most common and serious eye injuries that we have helped our clients with:

  • Partial, or full, blindness
  • Astigmatism, causing blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Worsened eyesight
  • Corneal scarring
  • Dry eyes

There are many injuries that can be caused by complications during eye surgery however our solicitors are able to assist on all manner of claims, no matter what the circumstances.

How to make a Laser Eye Surgery Claim

Our eyesight is precious and for a victim of eye injury at the hands of a trusted professional it can take a considerably long time to accept and adapt to whatever injury they have suffered.

Making a laser eye surgery can help to ease the financial strain caused by loss of earnings and other expenses you have incurred as a result of medical negligence.

To make a Laser Surgery Claim Freephone 0800 193 88 88
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