Case studies

Loss of an eye following delayed diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy

We recently settled a case where a client with diabetes had been attending his GP with early evidence of diabetic retinopathy that went undiagnosed.

This continued for a number of years without referral by the GP until the client, concerned at his worsening eyesight, consulted an optician who suggested the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.

The client then underwent laser treatment, vitrectomy and endolaser treatment that successfully preserved good central vision in his right eye, but he suffered permanent and irretrievable loss of vision in his left eye with shrinkage and cosmetic deformity and the risk that his left eye might have to be removed in the future and an artificial eye fitted.

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