Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is focused on the diagnosis and management of conditions associated with the eye and visual system.
An Ophthalmologist is a specialist physician who has completed a medical degree and additional specialist training in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the eye. They are able to provide all aspects of care related to the eye from prescribing glasses to medical treatment and complex surgery.
Although Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Orthoptists are all eye care professionals, only an Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has completed additional specialist training.
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Experts in this field are called upon to provide evidence in medical cases that require opinion on diagnosis and management of conditions affecting the eye and visual system (e.g., partial or total sight loss, cataracts or glaucoma).
They may also be sought in cases of medical negligence, assault and accidents.
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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.
Hodge v Gladesville Bridge Marina Pty Limited  NSWSC 911
An action for damages for personal injuries in an accident occurring on 25 February 2000 where the plaintiff was washing the hull of a boat with acid and drops of the acid entered his eyes, injuring them.
McLennan v The Nominal Defendant  NSWDC 28
The plaintiff sought damages for injuries he claimed to have received when he was allegedly run down from behind by an unidentified motor vehicle whilst he was on his way to work. A report by an Ophthalmologist was tendered in evidence.
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