This patient support community is for discussions relating to transplants, anti-rejection drugs, financial and insurance issues, long-term issues, organ rejection, pre- and post-surgery, and waiting list issues.
What recourse does one have when it has been determined that a restor lens implant has a zizzaz blemish and is right in the middle of my cornea. I made several repeat visits due to what I described as something there or floaters were obstructing my view. I was treated for dry eye, and later had the YAG laser treatment done. I believe it was at that visit the "blemish" was discovered. Everyone is very sorry....I have been told a second surgery could be done, but a greater risk due to replacement implant and the fact the YAG was done. I was also told that in their practice this has never occured before. I am very disappointed and sorry too. But someone needs to take responsibility. I have requested a letter/narrative be sent to their rep, and manufacturer. They said that probably nothing will be done because when the lens packet is opened it is handled by a scrub nurse and the surgeon. But a couple of comments before that it was stated that the surgeon could not have done the damage. So where does that leave me? Take the risk of a second surgery or live with the spot in by vision. My other eye that was done one month earlier is perfect and I have perfect vision, so it is compensating. What would you do?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.