Vision/Eye Malpractice and the Impact

Ophthalmic Malpractice, also referred to as vision malpractice or eye malpractice, describes the area of medical malpractice that deals with the Eye. Vision/Eye Malpractice Vision Loss During An Eye Surgery Should Not Happen

As we all know, the Human Eye is remarkable. It continuously adapts to changing lighting conditions and focuses light rays originating from constantly varying distances.

How The Eye Works

When the parts of the eye work as they should light is converted to impulses and conveyed to the brain where an image is perceived. So, your eye works like a camera with each part of the eye playing a vital role for clear vision. If you compare the eye to a camera then the cornea would work like like a lens cover. That is, the cornea is in charge of your focus as it bends rays light through the pupil, the dark, round opening in the center of the colored iris. The iris and pupil act like the aperture of a camera.

What Is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye. An Eye Doctor is an ophthalmologist, a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Eye M.D.s receive special training to provide the eye care from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Subspecialties in Ophthalmology include:

  • Cornea and External Disease: Training in this area frequently includes corneal transplant surgery and corneal surgery to correct refractive errors.
  • Glaucoma: This area involves the medical and surgical treatment of both pediatric and adult patients.
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology: Neuro-ophthalmology is generally practiced as a nonsurgical subspecialty but can be combined with surgery of the eye and orbit.
  • Ophthalmic Pathology: Because of the unique combination of skills involved in this subspecialty, it is usually the ophthalmic pathologist, rather than the general pathologist, who examines tissue specimens from the eye and adnexa.
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery: The specialty requires a unique combination of skills to perform facial plastic surgery, eyelid surgery, orbital surgery and lacrimal surgery.
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology: The bulk of pediatric ophthalmic practice involves conditions that are evident in the first two decades of life including ocular manifestations of certain systemic disorders.
  • Vitreoretinal Diseases: This subspecialty involves both the medical and surgical treatment of retinal and vitreoretinal disease.


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Vision Loss During An Eye Surgery Should Not Happen

Ophthalmic Malpractice like other areas of Medical Malpractice has demonstrated a modest increase in frequency and severity over the past couple of years.

Many Eye Surgery errors and other instances of Vision and Eye malpractice leading to vision loss occur during:

  • Corneal transplants
  • Retinal repairs
  • Post-accident reparative surgery
  • Medication Errors (including eye drops and oral medication)

The DiCello Law Firm Has Handled Many Eye And Vision Malpractice Claims

If you have experienced severe loss of vision or blindness in one or both eyes following medical care of any kind contact The DiCello Law Firm. Our Firm has successfully prosecuted Eye and Vision Malpractice claims. The most recent claims involved photo-toxicity or, over exposure of light to the cornea surgery and Medication Error resulting in vision loss.

We are currently working with Ophthalmic Surgeons on a number of cases. We are confident in our ability to obtain justice for clients injured by this kind of medical malpractice.