Was this a simple oversight or Grave negligence?
A 65-year-old woman was referred by her GP to an ophthalmologist for declining visual acuity.
The ophthalmologist found she had cataracts and performed bilateral surgery with lens replacement.
There were no complications and no other ocular abnormalities were noted.
Over the next four years, the patient consulted the GP on numerous occasions for a variety of conditions, including depression necessitating referral to psychiatrists; asthma and URTIs sometimes requiring admission to hospital; referrals and