The most common symptoms preceding a retinal detachment are flashes and floaters. These symptoms may be a sign of a retinal tear. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachments. A detachment of the retina is potentially blinding. Flashes and floaters … Read More
Significant complications from lasik or PRK often lead to litigation. In such cases expert witness testimony for refractive laser surgery may be helpful.
Physicians who train to be ophthalmologists must be trained at an accredited training program. The training is known as a residency that involves three years of training experience. A standardized examination after each year is administered to residents of the program. … Read More
The most delicate and important portion of the retina is the macula. The macula is responsible for straight-ahead (central) vision and color vision. The macula has a high concentration of visual nerve fibers, allowing it to have suitable vision for reading and … Read More
Macular degeneration is a leading cause of visual loss in patients over the age of 50. It is estimated that almost 3% of individuals over the age of 65 have severe visual loss from macular degeneration. What is the macula? The … Read More
Quantifying and qualifying levels of visual impairment and disability is an important component in forensic ophthalmology. Visual impairment as causation or as contributory negligence may be an important factor when analyzing a personal injury action. Importantly, interpreting visual impairment according to accepted … Read More
There are many types of surgeries applicable to the eyelids that may be evaluated by an expert witness. Some of the most common surgical procedures involve procedures to alleviate droopiness of the upper eyelids, removal of bagginess of the lower … Read More
Tumors of the eye may involve the front of the eye (conjunctiva, iris, ciliary body) or back of the eye (retina, choroid, optic nerve). Tumors of the eye may originate from eye tissue (primary ocular tumors) or from sites outside … Read More
Emergency eye care usually consists of treatment of chemical injuries to the eye, abrasions of the cornea, and foreign bodies to the eye. Serious ocular emergencies include foreign bodies that enter the internal portion of the eye, rupture of the eye, acute elevation of eye pressure, retinal tears, and retinal detachments. An emergency eye care expert witness may be able to analyze treatment of emergency eye injuries.
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United States. Every year millions of patients benefit from having cataract surgery. An expert witness for cataract and lens implant surgery may be utilized to review indications, the process, and potential complications of cataract surgery.