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Pryers secured an out of court settlement in the sum of £80,000 after the negligence of Mr B’s optician caused a delay in diagnosis and treatment of retinal detachment.

Mr B suffered a sudden blurring and distortion of vision in his right eye.

Concerned, he straight away made an appointment to see his optician. He reported blurred and distorted vision, sensitivity to light and dizziness.

An eye examination was performed and showed a dense visual field defect of the right eye. This was a clear sign that something was wrong and Mr B needed to be seen immediately by an Ophthalmologist.

However, Mr B’s optician negligently failed to refer him as an emergency to the Eye Hospital. Instead the optician recommended a new pair of glasses.

Mr B continued to have worrying symptoms which he reported to his GP. His GP was concerned that he had suffered a retinal detachment, which was a medical emergency.

Around two weeks after he first saw his optician, Mr B was seen at the Eye Hospital and diagnosed with a detached retina. He required a scleral buckle surgery under general anaesthetic.

Despite the surgery Mr B was left with very poor vision in his right eye, which would have been avoided had he been diagnosed and treated weeks earlier.

As a result of the optician’s negligence, Mr B was no longer able to pursue his career and would likely suffer a loss of earnings as a result.

Pryers fought on Mr B’s behalf to secure compensation to reflect his pain and suffering, as well as the lost earnings he would likely suffer in the future.

Settlement £80,000
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