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.


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


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


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


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

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