Ophthalmologists are medical practitioners who specialise in disorders and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Common issues that require diagnosis and treatment by an ophthalmologist include cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and strabismus.
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In cases of medical negligence, ophthalmologists are usually required to assess alleged injuries to the eye or to assess whether or not another ophthalmologist breached their duty of care to a patient.Sample Reports
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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is the medical college responsible for the training and professional development of ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand.What is an Ophthalmologist?
What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist and orthoptist?Ophthalmology – St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
The department of ophthalmology at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney provides expertise in eye surgery, including cataract surgery, oculoplastic surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma surgery, strabismus surgery and ocular oncology.Relevant Cases Rogers v Whitaker  HCA 58
Whitaker consulted Rogers, an ophthalmic surgeon, who said operating on her eye may restore significant sight. There was no improvement and she developed inflammation which led to loss of sight in the other eye. She sued Rogers for damages for negligence.Donovan v Secretary, Department of Education and Communities  NSWWCCPD 27
Compensation claimed for psychological injury due to blindness caused by treating ophthalmologist’s negligence. Expert evidence was required.Woods v Multi-Sport Holdings Pty Ltd  HCA 9
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