Is losing an eye from an inflammation indicative of medical negligence?
There has been a delay in diagnosis
There has been a delay in diagnosis.A problem like this has to be diagnosed at the earliest.
At times, in spite of your complaints, signs may not be too clear to diagnose on the first post-op day, but the crux of the matter is to diagnose it if the patient is not comfortable.
Delay in diagnosis, thereby starting proper treatment at times is a deciding factor in final visual recovery.
Now since you are under proper care, we hope for a complete recovery in due course of time.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Delay in starting treatment
You do have a legitimate issue of claim of negligence for the doctor who saw you for post op checkup. The urgent treatment was to start then and there.
If signs were not apparent then, he should have put you on close watch, with the daily assessment. This was an emergency but was not appreciated and acted upon like one.
As to the second part of your query,the one day delay for your retina reference was uncalled for. As the inflammation by then was recognised but not acted upon.
So, in a nutshell, there was gross negligence on the part of the post-op doctor as well as treating doctor for referring to a retina specialist for one day.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr N. K. Misra, Ophthalmologist
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