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As a firm, we see many clients who have been deeply affected by medical malpractice from an ophthalmologist, with one of the main reasons being misdiagnosis. This can cause many other problems for those involved, exacerbating any current conditions, and causing new ones to appear, which causes extreme stress for the patient and wastes both time and money.

Our team are experienced in helping people get the results they want and the compensation they need, having worked with a range of clients dealing with many issues including retinal detachment, cataracts, and loss of sight.

What is Ophthalmic Misdiagnosis?

This is when a trained medical practitioner who specialises in conditions of the eye, such as an optician or ophthalmologist, misdiagnoses a patient with one condition when they may have another or in some cases perfectly healthy eyesight.

It can cause an individual to believe they are suffering with one condition, as well as cause another condition to advance because it is not being given the correct treatment. If a person is misdiagnosed with an ophthalmic condition, they can seek compensation for any effects they may have experienced that have had a significant impact on their day-to-day life, as this is an example of medical malpractice.

What types of eye conditions can be misdiagnosed?

There is the possibility than many conditions related to the eye could be misdiagnosed as a number of the symptoms for each disease or disorder are similar, e.g., floaters in the vision field, blurry vision etc.

This includes problems with retinal detachment, cataracts, and glaucoma, amongst many other conditions, can all be confused with one another and lead to a misdiagnosis by a medical professional. However, if they are a properly trained ophthalmologist, they should be able to tell the difference.

Ophthalmic Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims

If you believe that your ophthalmologist committed medical malpractice by incorrectly diagnosing an eye condition, then our team at Forbes Solicitors may be able to help get you compensation for the effect that it has had on your day-to-day life and the stress you have had to endure.

Our solicitors are skilled in helping those who have been a victim of medical malpractice and operate on a no win, no fee basis which ensures there is no financial risk to you in the event that your compensation claim is unsuccessful. So, why not contact Forbes Solicitors today for a free consultation to find out how we can help you.

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FAQs

Can glaucoma be misdiagnosed?
 
 

Glaucoma can be misdiagnosed because the eye condition shares similar symptoms with many other common diseases and disorders that patients could also be suffering from. This leads to misdiagnosis, even when being assessed by a skilled ophthalmologist, which can cause a lot of problems for patients.

Can an ophthalmologist misdiagnose?
 
 

Yes, an ophthalmologist can misdiagnose an eye condition for another, however if they are properly trained, they should be able to tell the difference. This means that they are either not performing the eye exam correctly or are deliberately misdiagnosing you, meaning either way they are committing medical malpractice.

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