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Is it medical malpractice for an optometrist to fail to diagnose glaucoma in a patient with a family history of the eye disease?

Yes. This can be medical malpractice if the optometrist failed to dilate the patient’s eyes to check for glaucoma with a family history of the eye disease, especially when there were signs and symptoms of glaucoma during eye exams. The failure to timely diagnose this condition can delay treatment which might permanently affect a patient’s eyesight and prevent vision saving treatment from being implemented. The standard of care requires the optometrist to check for glaucoma and provide appropriate treatment care and recommendations. 

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