HOUSTON – A patient alleges her vision is now impaired and she wasn't treated for metal shavings left in her eyes after a LASIK surgery.
Stephanie Ann Rollins filed a complaint on May 2 in the Harris County District Court against Charles R. Moore, individually and doing business as International Eyecare Laser, alleging medical negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 11, 2017, she underwent LASIK surgery performed by Moore at International Eyecare Laser Center. She alleges prior to surgery, she essentially had normal vision in both eyes and required glasses or contacts only for distance vision. She alleges the defendant's negligence caused her vision to be "significantly and permanently" impaired.
The plaintiff holds Moore and International Eyecare Laser responsible because the Moore allegedly failed to use a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flaps in the procedure, failed to immediately stop the procedure after creating the buttonhole defect in her left eye and failed to treat her for metal shavings left in her eyes.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million. She is represented by Katherine Scardino of Angleton and John Milutin of The Milutin Law Firm in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-29459