Retinal Detachment Solicitors

Pearson Solicitors have successfully completed a number of negligence claims involving delayed diagnosis and treatment of retinal detachment.

What is retinal detachment?

The retina is a thin lining at the back of the eye. Retinal detachment occurs when this lining pulls away from the blood vessels that supply it with oxygen and nutrients.

Nature gives us signs and symptoms which will often warn of the risk of a detachment occurring. These include the following:-

  • Sudden appearance of dark spots floating in the field of vision
  • Sudden short flashes of light in one eye
  • Blurred vision

Most General Practitioners or emergency Doctors would find it difficult to diagnose a case of retinal detachment, particularly if the patient is a child.

However, they should be able to suspect the condition and refer the patient for urgent assessment by a specialist.

Most detached retinas can be successfully reattached with surgery and there are a number of different types of surgery available. Unfortunately, even when the retina is successfully reattached, there may be subsequent problems with vision. The longer the retina is left detached, the harder it will be to treat and the less favourable will be the outcome.

Retinal Detachment claims

If you or a family member have suffered long term vision issues due to Medical Negligence then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Call our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free consultation on 0800 484 0134  or email enquiries@pearsonlegal.co.uk.