Unintended events sometimes happen during cataract surgery that may be reviewed by an eye expert witness. Some complications are benign and resolve within a few days to a few weeks. However, serious complications, particularly those that impact the retina, can endanger vision and significantly affect the final permanent outcome. The way a surgeon handles intraoperative complications can appreciably influence the final results of cataract surgery.
Devices that expand the size of the pupil are indispensable in surgical cases requiring a dilated pupil. A dilated pupil allows for a capsulorrhexis that has an adequately sized opening and an enhanced opening of the pupil facilitates the safety … Read More
The increased popularity of intraocular contact lenses (ICL) has brought into focus the need for expert witness consultation when problems develop with this form of refractive technology.
Malpractice in cataract surgery with retained lens fragments is often dependent on the circumstances for this complication. The manner in which it was treated, the timing of referral, and type of treatment are important considerations. Expert ophthalmology evaluation and testimony is often needed to analyze issues of liability in cases of cataract surgery complicated by retained lens fragments.
Although cataract surgery is considered safe and effective when performed properly for an appropriate candidate, complications can occur in the absence of negligence. A review of specific cases by a qualified forensic ophthalmology expert may assess allegations of negligence and damages.
The medical and legal issues of tissue grafting with amniotic tissue often involve the proper use of this membrane for a variety of ocular surgical procedures.
An ophthalmologist is often utilized to help determine the rationale for medical necessity regarding eyelid surgery and provide explanations for complications that can result from eyelid surgery.
Cataract expert testimony by witnesses who have special training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts often testify to their opinions regarding factual issues. Responsible opinions by ocular experts give a judge or jury insight that facilitates accurate interpretation of evidence.
An understanding of vitrectomy for attorneys can help understand the significance of this ocular procedure when it applies to clients and legal proceedings.
The technique, risks, and potential complications of retrobulbar block are presented.