LASIK Eye Surgery Injury Lawyers in Connecticut
In the last few decades, many Connecticut residents have considered or undergone LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery to correct their eyesight. It is such a popular procedure that LASIK eye surgery centers are popping up everywhere. One of the reasons LASIK surgery is so popular is that, when performed correctly, the procedure can reshape the cornea to reduce, or even eliminate, the need for a patient to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.
LASIK helps reduce common vision problems such as:
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Astigmatism (irregular curvature)
The LASIK procedure uses an excimer laser that reshapes the cornea. To accomplish this, the doctor cuts a very thin flap in the cornea and folds it back so the excimer laser can reshape the tissues below and hopefully improve the patient's vision. LASIK surgery that injures the eye can be the result of medical malpractice.
Sometimes the procedure goes as expected, but there is a problem in the healing process which results in:
- Epithelial growth where the cornea was sliced
- Blurred vision
Reasons Why LASIK Procedures Go Wrong
Usually, LASIK is safe, unless there is a mistake or an unqualified physician performs the procedure. Our Connecticut LASIK medical malpractice attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers know the pain and vision problems you are experiencing because we've seen cases like yours.
Some of the reasons your LASIK procedure may have gone wrong are:
- The cornea flap is damaged or does not become smooth after surgery
- The blade or suction device malfunctions
- The microkeratome (surgical blade) used during the procedure slips
- The suction ring used in the procedure is misaligned
- Debris harms the eye during the procedure
- Patient is incorrectly identified as a candidate for LASIK
- Ocular disfigurement occurs as a result of the LASIK surgery
Carter Mario Injury Lawyers: Helping Victims Take Legal Action
LASIK eye surgery is irreversible and injuries sustained during the procedure can cause blindness or physical ocular disfigurement. Our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers comprise a medical doctor and a registered nurse who are also attorneys. If you were injured during a LASIK procedure or experienced complications afterward, we can help you take legal action.