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Malpractice Claims Against Ophthalmologists: Theories, Defenses, Proving Vision Loss, Guidance on Experts, and More

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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This CLE course will examine current trends in medical malpractice claims brought against ophthalmologists presented by a nationally recognized LASIK malpractice attorney. He will review special proof considerations when vision loss is claimed as an injury.


Ophthalmologists continue to face a wave of medical malpractice lawsuits over eye products, trauma injuries, LASIK procedures, cataracts, corneal treatments, glaucoma, and refractive surgery, and more.

There are a wide range of allegations in ophthalmology suits, such as failing to obtain adequate informed consent, having an unsafe office environment, failing to fully document patient information, abandoning patients, misdiagnosing conditions, equipment malfunction, making surgical errors, and failing to follow-up or show empathy.

Unique and complicated proof issues abound in eye injury lawsuits, whether injuries arise from ophthalmic surgery, neurosurgery, diabetes or auto accidents. Because almost all medical-liability litigation involves the testimony of medical experts, counsel should be familiar with the 2022 American Academy of Ophthalmology Advisory Opinion on Expert Witness Testimony.

Listen as our panelist examines malpractice claims against ophthalmologists and discusses special eye injury proof issues when vision loss is alleged.



  1. Survey of ophthalmology claims: LASIK, cataracts, glaucoma and more
  2. Typical allegations in claims
  3. Proof issues when vision loss is claimed as an injury


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • Which types of ophthalmology-based claims are most frequently the basis of medical malpractice suits?
  • What risks are exposing ophthalmology practices to litigation?
  • What kinds of proof are involved in effectively demonstrating eye injuries and/or loss of vision?


Krouner, Todd
Todd J. Krouner

Law Office of Todd J. Krouner

Mr. Krouner obtained a verdict of $7.25 million, the largest verdict ever for a case involving LASIK malpractice,...  |  Read More

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