A variety of disorders are classified within the umbrella of autoimmune diseases. These disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren’s syndrome, Wegeners granulomatosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, giant cell arteritis, and Graves’ disease. All of these disorders can have a variety of systemic and ocular effects. An eye expert witness for autoimmune disease may determine the diagnosis and treatment optins for these patients.
The interface of legal aspects of dry eye syndrome and glaucoma is of interest to ophthalmologists and attorneys. This article summarizes some of the major clinical points of dry eyes, preservatives, and glaucoma.
Expert testimony may be needed when the subject is cataract surgery and eye pressure. Quite often, patients who undergo cataract surgery also have preexisting glaucoma. In glaucoma the pressure is elevated unless it is controlled by medication or by a … Read More
Diabetes is a condition when the pancreas does not produce a sufficient amount of insulin to properly regulate the body’s blood sugar level. Over time diabetes can affect multiple organ systems including the kidneys, heart, and nervous system, the circulation, … Read More
Dry eyes are a serious and growing concern for millions of individuals. The eye must be bathed in a continuous flow of a tear film that consists of several components. A healthy tear film contains lipids, aqueous, and mucin. The … Read More
Statistics for Eye Injuries
Sjogren syndrome is a systemic disorder that is characterized by dry eyes (xerophthalmia) and dry mouth (xerostomia). Athough the exact cause is unknown, many experts believe that it has an autoimmune basis. The histologic hallmark of Sjogren syndrome is infiltration … Read More
Glaucoma is a condition when the pressure inside the eye is sufficiently elevated to result in visual loss. Glaucoma is very common; it is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, with over one million Americans unaware that … Read More
Expert testimony for Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy that describes the cornea and ramifications for vision is essential for a clear understanding.
Vascular disease of the eye can take many forms Diabetes: Capillaries in the retina may be affected by diabetes and result in leakage of blood and serum exudates. Capillaries may also occlude (capillary dropout) resulting in poor circulation to the … Read More