The dangers posed by poor eye care are obvious. Reduced visual acuity or even permanent loss of eyesight is a potential for errors or delay in diagnosis. The eye and its supportive structures is a very sensitive environment for bacterial or viral infection and accurate prescription in terms of potential anti-biotic and steroidal treatment is essential if the infection / disease is not to spread or gain ground. Time and again we see actions where misdiagnosis has led to miss-prescription which in turn means delay in appropriate treatment and the virulent disease has been allowed to establish or progress to the point where the eye has become endangered.
It is of course easy to be wise after the event. Many eye related infections and problems can present with very similar symptoms and some may respond partially even to the wrong medication. Ultimately this area like so many in clinical negligence requires a high degree of experience and multiple consultations with experts in order to ensure that the allegations are clearly identified at an early stage, if not, any potential action could be lost before it has even begun.
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