Eye Infection Claims

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The main cause of an eye infection is microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, which invade the eye. Patients' eyesight can be seriously affected if they are misdiagnosed or suffer a delay in treatment.

If you believe an eye infection you have suffered has not been treated properly or was misdiagnosed, we can help you make a compensation claim. Call our medical negligence solicitors today on 0345 873 4266. If you can't make it to a phone right now, submit a request a call back form and we will get back to you at a more suitable time.

Types of eye infection

Infections can attack the cornea, the membrane lining of the outer eye and the inside of the eyelids. The following are just some types of eye infection:

  • Fungal keratitis - caused through contact with organic matter, such as tree branches
  • Conjunctivitis - also known as 'pink eye', is a common infection that is highly contagious. Children can sometimes be born with the infection, if their mother has a sexually-transmitted disease
  • Ocular herpes - happens when exposed to herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2)
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis - contracted when parasites enter the eye, often caused by swimming in contact lenses
  • Trachoma - caused by flies
  • Endophthalmitis - happens when an infection reaches the eye's interior.

Eye infection treatment

Treatment often includes antibiotic eye drops - in some cases, steroid eye drops that reduce inflammation - and oral antibiotics. Infections that are left untreated can attack deeper parts of the eye resulting in life-changing consequences that can potentially threaten the patient's ability to see.

Get in touch with Darbys Solicitors

Our team of medical negligence lawyers, based in Colchester, Oxford and Hale in Cheshire, have dealt with many patients that have suffered eye infections due to a delay in diagnosis or treatment. To find out more, take a look at our case studies.

If you believe you have a case to make an eye infection claim, then we can help you. Contact us today by either filling out our online contact form or calling us on 0345 873 4266.