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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
When it comes to any kind of surgical procedure, there is the risk that it can go wrong. Medical mistakes during surgery can have a long-term effect on your health. Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) can go wrong in some circumstances, which can result in some major problems with your vision. blepharoplasty can be essential to maintain your visual health or for purely cosmetic reasons. Either way, you need to ensure that you are treated with diligence and care throughout the procedure.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to make medical negligence personal injury claims against any third party. We can work with you to hold NHS hospitals and private healthcare facilities responsible for eyelid surgery mistakes. Our experienced team of no-win, no-fee solicitors will work with you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. Both cosmetic and health surgeries can lead to serious complications if not conducted properly. The compensation that our no-win, no-fee legal team can help you to receive is essential when recovering from surgical mistakes.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Otherwise known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery can be used to treat a range of conditions. It can also be conducted for purely cosmetic reasons. They are available in both NHS hospitals and private healthcare facilities. Although most forms of surgical treatment are completed without any complications, there is always the risk of something going wrong. If you have suffered as the result of surgery on your eyelids going wrong, you may be able to make a compensation claim.

In the UK, we expect all our medical treatments to be conducted with due care and diligence. Both NHS hospitals and private healthcare facilities have a responsibility to their patients. Any surgical mistakes can have life-altering results. This is particularly true when the surgical procedure is on a vulnerable and important part of the body. Surgery around the eyes and eyelids, even if it purely cosmetic, can be incredibly risky.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee medical negligence lawyers are here to help. If you have a viable claim against any healthcare professional or NHS hospital, we will fight on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve. Whether you’ve been left with temporary or permanent injuries following surgical mishaps, Tylers is here for you. Any mistake resulting from eyelid surgery can be extremely distressing. The medical negligence compensation that you will receive can be essential when it comes to recovering from your injuries. It can also be necessary for making changes to your home to accommodate long-term damage.

Can I Claim for Eyelid Surgical Mistakes?

Yes, you can. If you’ve suffered any kind of health issue following a failed eyelid lift, then you could be entitled to compensation. Whether your vision has become impaired, or you’ve even become blind, our team are here to help.

How Much Could I Get for Eyelid Surgery Gone Wrong?

If you’ve suffered any kind of visual impairment or facial injury following eyelid surgical mistakes, our team are here for you. Our no-win, no-fee legal team can help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life. This could cover the cost of cosmetic work to repair surgical damage. It could also help to adapt your home to meet your new requirements.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee legal specialists can take your case. We will fight the NHS hospital, private health facility or medical practitioner responsible for your injuries. This means that you can focus on recovering from the damage you have sustained. If you’ve received any kind of injury as the result of medical negligence, our no-win, no-fee legal team are here to help.

The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. If you are left with long-term health issues, you could receive enough to help you pay your bills while you recover. You will be able to claim for the injuries that you have received, in addition to the potential loss of earnings during your recovery period.

Type of Injury Description Compensation Amount
Trivial Facial Scarring A single scar which can be hidden, or multiple tiny scars. Men – £1,300 to £2,675
Significant Facial Scarring Facial scars which are visible at a close range. £2,675 to £22,875
Very Severe Facial Scarring Can include disfigurement where even cosmetic surgery can repair the damage. £22,875 to £74,000
Minor Eyelid Surgery Injuries This can include initial pain and temporary vision problems. £1,450 to £2,650
Long-Term Vision Problems Permanent problems with vision but not blindness. £8,250 to £25,750
Blindness in One or Both Eyes Permanent loss of vision in one or both eyes. £36,000 to £175,000

What Kinds of Eyelid Surgical Damage and Negligence Can I Claim Compensation For?

You can claim for any kind of eyelid surgery injury you have sustained as the result of medical negligence. Our no-win, no-fee legal team can help you to claim compensation for any mistakes made during your surgical procedure. Eyelid surgery can cause long-term health issues, including cosmetic damage to your face or visual impairment.

You will be able to claim for damages sustained due to medical negligence during:

  • Ectropion and Entropion Surgery.
  • Ptosis Treatment.
  • Lumps and Cysts Removal.
  • Eyelid Tumour Removal.
  • Blepharoplasty Surgery.
  • Dermatochalasis Treatment.

Why Might I Need Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery can be both cosmetic and for health reasons. There are all kinds of issues which can affect your eyelids. Ensuring that these health issues are dealt with is the only way to keep your eyesight clear and unaffected.

What are the Different Types of Eyelid Conditions?

There are many kinds of health conditions which can affect your eyelids and require eyelid surgery. While some are merely cosmetic, others can impact your vision. The most common kinds of eyelid conditions include:

  • Ectropion.
  • Entropion.
  • Ptosis.
  • Lumps and Cysts.
  • Eyelid Tumour.
  • Blapharoplasty.
  • Dermatochalasis.

What are Ectropion Eyelids?

Ectropion is the name given when the lower eyelid turns outwards from its normal condition. Common symptoms of ectropion eyelids include heavy watering and tears overflowing. The eyelid’s position can prevent tears from draining efficiently. This can lead to inflammation and soreness.

How are Ectropion Eyelids Treated?

If you suffer from ectropion eyelids, the main issue will be related to loosened skin. The healthcare professional will tighten the eyelid or provide a skin graft. This will bring the eyelid flush with the eye again. This normally requires local anaesthetic.

What is an Entropion Eyelid?

The inverse of ectropion, entropion occurs when the lower eyelids rolls inwards. This can cause the eyelashes to rub directly against the cornea. This can lead to irritation and, in some cases, cause blindness or impaired vision over time.

How are Entropion Eyelids Treated?

The entropion eyelid will be tightened. This will cause it to turn back to its natural position, eliminating the problem. This will typically occur under local anaesthetic.

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is a common eyelid problem which occurs in elderly people. It can also affect younger people at various points through their lives. The upper eyelid will droop, resulting in obscured vision. Mild ptosis may not impair vision, but it can worsen over time.

How is Ptosis Treated?

The treatment of ptosis is extremely straightforward. The stretched muscle can be tightened. This will pull the eyelid back into the correct position. You will be treated under the influence of local anaesthetic.

What are Lumps and Cysts on the Eyelid?

Lumps, cysts and tags can occur anywhere on the body. They are normally harmless and will often resolve over time. While they are harmless, they can be irritating and frustrating to deal with. Their removal is normally a purely cosmetic issue.

How are Lumps and Benign Cysts Treated?

Lumps, skin tags and benign cysts can easily be removed. They will simply be cut away and disposed of under local anaesthetic. This can be an extremely simple procedure which can, often, be conducted in-office.

What is an Eyelid Tumour?

Eyelid tumours are a form of skin cancer which can develop anywhere on the body. The most common kind of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. These health issues can cause visual problems as they distort or damage the eye’s structure.

How are Eyelid Tumours Treated?

To prevent long-term damage to your eye, the tumour should be removed. This will normally be done by a trained ophthalmologist. Depending on the severity of the procedure, this may be completed under local or general anaesthetic.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is the surgical removal of unwanted skin or fat around the eyelids. This is normally a purely cosmetic operation. Thanks to blepharoplasty, your eyes will look younger, fresher and appear rejuvenated. This is an extremely popular surgery across the world.

How Does Blepharoplasty Work?

During blepharoplasty, the surgeon will cut away unwanted fat. The natural creases of the eye will be used to hide any scarring. This cosmetic surgery can occur under either local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic.

What is Dermatochalasis?

This is the name given to upper eyelids which have become puffy and baggy. As your skin ages, it can cause your eyelids to lose their elasticity. This will allow fat behind your face to sag forwards, pushing out your eyelid.

How is Dermatochalasis Treated?

Using local anaesthetic, your optical specialist will remove the build up of fat and skin from behind the upper eyelid.

Who Performs Eyelid Surgery?

Here in the UK, there are many eye specialists you can visit. However, if you want eyelid surgery, you will rely on a trained ophthalmologist. They are medical and surgical professionals with many years’ training.

Is Eyelid Surgery Painful?

Without proper anaesthetic, eyelid surgery can be extremely painful. Fortunately, all eyelid surgical procedures are conducted under anaesthetic. Both local and general anaesthetic can be used, depending on the severity of the surgery.

How Long Does Eyelid Surgery Take to Heal?

Eyelid surgery of any kind can take several weeks to fully heal. If you required stitches, they should be removed within the first few weeks. It is common for eyelids to be red and swollen during the recovery period.

Can Eyelid Surgery Change My Vision?

If your eyelids were impeding your vision, then surgery on your eyelids can improve your vision. If any mistakes occur, eyelid surgery can result in damage to your eyes. In the most extreme circumstances, this can result in long-term blindness.

Can Blepharoplasty Go Wrong?

As with any surgical procedure, there is the risk that blepharoplasty can go wrong. The ophthalmologist can slip or cut too deep, for example. This can result in long-term eye damage or facial scarring. However, most procedures are conducted successfully.

Can Blepharoplasty Cause Dry Eye?

An eyelid lift is a relatively simple procedure which will normally be conducted without any problems. You will normally recover from dry eye after surgery in just a few days. If you already suffer from dry eyes, the problem can be exacerbated.

For any Surgery Claims, call Tylers Solicitors today, a leading UK provider of no-win, no-fee legal services. Our experienced team will work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to, following any kind of injury that isn’t your fault!

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