Expertise | Todd A Lefkowitz MD.

Expert Ophthalmology Witness

Available by phone, email, or video conference, Dr. Lefkowitz provides professional help for depositions, litigation support, Expert witness testimony for Plaintiff & Defense, and will travel for court room testimony.

Expertise

I am a Board Certified clinical ophthalmologist with over 30 years of practical experience; I am an active surgeon and clinician. I have reviewed cases as an Expert Ophthalmologist Witness for the Arizona Medical Board. I am on the clinical faculty at University of Arizona Phoenix and teach students and residents.

Cataract Surgery:

Things can go awry during cataract surgery. These include wrong power implant, dropped nucleus, broken capsule, vitreous loss and poor implant position. Post-operatively, problems include cystoid macular edema, infections, poor vision, retinal detachment and glaucoma.

Lid surgery:

During eyelid surgery there can be excessive hemorrhage; after surgery, problems include inability to close lids, droopy lids, inward or outward turning lids; also inadequate removal of lesions or tumors

Refractive surgery:

During surgery, these include incomplete flaps, poorly repositioned flaps, loss of suction during flap creation; post-operatively these include flap problems, blurred vision, epithelial ingrowth, residual astigmatism and spherical error

Glaucoma:

Problems include failure to diagnose glaucoma, inadequate medical or laser treatment, undiagnosed narrow angle attacks

Retina:

Problems can occur postoperatively after retinal detachment repair, vitrectomy, intravitreal injections, laser photocoagulation and macular hole repair

Strabismus:

Problems can occur after strabismus surgery, including under- and over-corrections, scleral perforation, and lost muscles

Medical Ophthalmology:

Failure to diagnose and treat:

Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, amblyopia, vision loss, retinal detachment


Email me at
talefkowitzmd@gmail.com