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Concerns Around Oculentis Lense Defects

Updated: Jan 13

Thousands of people in Ireland undergo corrective eye surgery every year to improve their sight. Corrective eye surgery is either done through laser eye treatment or through surgery to replace the eye’s natural lenses. Whilst a majority of procedures are carried out safely, recent reports have highlighted serious concerns about a new artificial lens which is being used in some corrective eye surgeries.


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In recent years, many patients undergoing eye surgery have been fitted with the Mplus X lens which is manufactured by Oculentis, a German based company. Individuals are entitled to expect any medicine or medical device used to treat them to be safe and fit for purpose.


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The recent reports have focused on concerns expressed by patients and surgeons that the lens has made some patients vision worse, with some people who had it fitted reporting problems seeing beyond their arm’s length after the surgery.


If you, or a member of your family, has undergone corrective eye surgery and have suffered deterioration in vision, sight problems or other ill-effects, you should contact your optician, GP or the surgeon who carried out the treatment in the first instance.


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Medical Negligence and personal injury cases are often a topic of conversation in Ireland. A case is built on the strength of expert reports and testimony. The ancillary costs are driven up by lack of access to salient medical records and details. This further underlines the need for mandatory disclosure and the need for patients to have live access to their own updated medical records.


At Peter McDonnell & Associates we know from experience that the single greatest cause of worry for clients is the issue of legal fees and costs. People worry that before a case commences or at the end of their case, they will be presented with a large legal bill that will be impossible to pay.


You can speak to our expert medical negligence team by contacting us on 087 2285247 or law@petermcdonnell.ie


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