Are you looking for experienced Injury solicitors in Kilwinning? If you have had an accident that was not your fault in the last three years, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. You can do this after being injured in any type of accident, including one involving a medical practitioner. injury solicitors deal with all types of personal injury claims. Over the past few years they are increasingly dealing with laser eye surgery accidents.
What is laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a surgical technique that corrects eyesight and reduces or eliminates the need for wearing glasses.
The type of technique used depends on the problem the surgeon is trying to correct. Usually a laser is used to reshape the cornea. Laser can be used to correct myopia (short sightedness), hypermetropia (long sightedness) and astigmatism. Surgery should only be carried out by specialist trained ophthalmologists
Types of laser eye surgery
LASIK is the most common type of laser eye procedure in the UK, though it is unsuitable for high prescriptions. LASIK involves the cornea being cut to raise a flap of tissue and the exposed surface is reshaped.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
PRK is an older technique where the cornea is reshaped without a flap of tissue being cut.
LASEK is similar to PRK but involves the surface layer of the cornea being retained as a flap.
This technique reduces the naturally occurring irregularities of the eye and improves the result of the LASIK surgery.
Risks of laser eye surgery
As with any type of surgery, laser eye surgery does carry a small degree of risk. Possible complications and risks should be explained to you by your surgeon.
Some problems include:
- Dry eyes
- Glare or halo effect whilst driving at night
- Loss of vision
- Worsening of eyesight
How experienced injury solicitors in Kilwinning can help when things go wrong
If you have had laser eye surgery and have encountered problems as a result then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can put you in touch with experienced injury solicitors in Kilwinning and the rest of Scotland. If you believe you have reasonable grounds on which to base a claim for personal injury, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
Call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline now for help to make your potential claim.You can call us at any time as our phone lines are always open. From a landline call us on 0800 689 0500, our freephone number. Call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
If you would like us to call you to talk about the claims’ process, send the text message “claim365” to us on 88010.
Why not call or text us now for legal advice from our claims’ experts?
Date Published: 27th December 2013
Author: David Brown