Risk Management

Traumatic Eye Injuries

Allegations of failure to diagnose are common in medical malpractice lawsuits against ophthalmologists. This document will focus on traumatic eye injuries, and follow a patient who was referred to an ophthalmologist with a history of being struck in the eye with metal when a screwdriver shattered a screw. There was a delay in diagnosing a metallic foreign body. The resulting endophthalmitis could not be successfully treated, and the patient required an enucleation and prosthesis.

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Traumatic Eye Injuries

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