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Eye Surgery Claims

Reviewed by

Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence

We've got your Laser Eye Surgery Claim covered

If you have undergone laser eye surgery and the procedure didn’t go as expected, if you have complications as a result of medical negligence, we can help you make a laser eye surgery claim and obtain the compensation you deserve. 

With the demand for laser eye surgery on the increase and the riskiness of the procedure, it is highly important that you are receiving the care that you deserve. If you believe that you have received medical negligence in any stage of your laser eye surgery and this has led to any complications, contact us today and we will review your laser eye surgery claim.

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What is Laser Eye Surgery? 

Laser eye surgery, or laser vision correction, is a corrective medical treatment performed to improve poor vision from conditions such as short-sightedness and astigmatism. The procedure involves the use of lasers to make subtle changes to the shape of the cornea with the laser working within seconds. 


There are three main types of laser eye surgery, including: LASIK, SMILE, and surface laser treatments. With these procedures, there are potential risks. All the risks and side effects of the procedure should have been explained to you prior to the treatment. If they were not and you have suffered as a result, you could be entitled to make a claim. Contact one of our specialist advisors to know for sure.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery Negligence Claims

Laser eye surgery is a very skillful procedure and it requires great care from the medical professionals who are performing the surgery. Negligence occurs when a patient has received treatment that is not up to the standard of care that medical professionals should abide by, if you believe that you have received negligent care, you may be able to make a laser eye surgery claim. 


At Patient Claim Line, we have experience representing many different types of laser eye surgery claims which often involve: 


  • Incorrect information given about surgical risks 


  • Surgical errors that should or could have been avoided 


  • Poor post-operative care 


This is not an exhaustive list, so if you believe you have received any sort of negligent care surrounding laser eye surgery, it is important to seek advice. By contacting one of our specialist solicitors, we will be able to review your case and guide you through your laser eye surgery claims process.

What are the Consequences of Failed Laser Eye Surgery? 

The consequences of negligent laser eye surgery can be life-changing and can include: 

  • Partial or total blindness


  • Visual disturbances


  • Unnecessary scarring


  • Floaters in vision


If your corrective eye surgery was conducted in a negligent manner or you sustained injuries due to the inadequate treatment from an ophthalmic surgeon, you could be entitled to compensation.


No Win No Fee

We operate on a No Win No Fee basis so that you can put forward a claim without any added financial stresses. This means that you can be reassured that you won’t need to pay any fees unless the case is successful and you receive compensation. Any fees would then be deducted from the compensation. 



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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Laser Eye Surgery Claim?

Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.

Frequently asked questions about Laser Eye Surgery Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Laser Eye Surgery Claim

According to the NHS,1 in 10 people who have laser eye surgery will often need further treatment to get the best results. Other common side effects can include:

  • Visual disturbances that usually resolve
  • Red marks on the eye that fade over time
  • Mild discomfort, sometimes a ‘gritty’ feeling that can last up to 6 months
  • Dry eyes

Claims must be made within three years from the date that you suffered your eye injury or from the date you became aware that you suffered an injury due to negligence. This is the case with many medical negligence claims.

We advise that you seek support for making a claim as soon as possible to allow you solicitors sufficient time to collect evidence so that they can put the best possible case forward for you to receive the compensation that you are entitled to.

Meet our Laser Eye Surgery Team

  • Kate Lozynska

    Associate, Senior Solicitor & Specialist Litigator

  • Jennifer Argent


  • Sophie McGarry

    Solicitor Apprentice

  • Sinead Connolly


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