Dr. Eric Donnenfeld Is Sued For LASIK Malpractice

July 25, 2013 


William Freely v. Eric D. Donnernfeld, M.D. and Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island

In the Supreme Court, Nassau County, New York, Case No. 601780/2013


On July 12, 2013, William Freely filed a complaint against Eric D. Donnernfeld, M.D. and Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, for the negligent performance of LASIK surgery.

On March 3, 2001, Dr. Donnenfeld performed LASIK eye surgery on Mr. Freely.  18 months later, Mr. Freely developed keratoconus, an ectatic disease that causes progressive thinning and weakening of the cornea.  The complaint alleges that Dr. Donnenfeld failed to recognize pre-operative signs of keratoconus, for which LASIK surgery was contraindicated.  The complaint further alleges that Dr. Donnenfeld failed to diagnose keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia, as well as timely inform and treat Mr. Freely.  The complaint contends that Dr. Donnenfeld’s negligence in performing contraindicated surgery on Mr. Freely rendered him with a permanent visual disability.

Patients with ectasia often suffer a loss of visual acuity.  In addition, individuals may suffer from a host of problems related to the quality of their vision, which include, without limitation, halos, blurry vision, glare, ghosting, starbursts, double vision, light sensitivity, contrast sensitivity, loss of depth perception, difficulty driving a motor vehicle, especially at night, headaches, dry eyes, and foreign body sensation.

Mr. Freely lives in Deer Park, New York. He is represented by the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner in Chappaqua, New York.  Mr. Krouner represents victims of LASIK surgery throughout the United States, and has extensive experience in litigating medical malpractice actions.

A copy of the complaint is available here. For further information, please contact Todd J. Krouner, Esq., at (914) 238-5800.