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July 22, 2009

Palo Alto-VA, Glaucoma Mistreatment Causes Blindness in 7 Veterans

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 6:51 pm

VA informed 7 patients that improper care might of caused their blindness.

Of the seven blind patients contacted, two have filed lawsuits, the VA said, noting it settled one claim and the other is pending.During the review doctors identified 87 other veterans as at high risk of losing their sight.”

“In February the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, or VAPAHCS, initiated a three-month internal review of 381 charts and determined 23 glaucoma patients experienced “progressive visual loss” while receiving treatment in the hospital’s optometry department, the Veterans Affairs office in Washington, D.C. told The Daily News.”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed its Palo Alto facility put the chief of optometry on administrative leave and reassigned another optometrist while it recently investigated the treatment of hundreds of eye patients, some of whom experienced significant vision loss under the department’s care.”

Full Article: <a href= “http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12889226?source=most_emailed”>VA says glaucoma patients at Palo Alto facility suffered severe vision loss due to mistreatment</a>

By Jessica Bernstein-Wax

Daily News Staff Writer
Posted: 07/22/2009 12:00:12 AM PDT
Updated: 07/22/2009 11:07:43 AM PDT

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