I see you have a number of issues embedded in your post :)
Let me go over them in order:
1. You are correct. Your initial episode of flashing lights should have prompted the original A&E doctor to do a complete eye exam to make sure that you did not have any retinal holes/tears or retinal detachment
in progress. It sounds, however, like this A&E doctor was a general practitioner and not an ophthalmologist
. If this is, indeed, the case, he should have consulted with an ophthalmologist and had you examined by an eye expert.....
2. I do not believe that your retina detachment was caused by your tics/head movement. From the information in your post I believe it was caused by a posterior vitreous
detachment causing retinal traction (which made you see the flashes of light
...) and a secondary retinal tear, leading to a retinal detachment.
Moving up your brain surgery, using a special pillow etc would not have been of any help in preventing your detachment. The only thing that would have helped in your situation would have been a timely and complete eye examination by an ophthalmologist....which you did not get.
3. As to your chances of bringing legal action concerning your detachment, I'm not sure how things work in the UK but, here in the USA, from what you posted, you probably have a case....
The only way to know for sure would be to consult with a lawyer.
I hope your retinal detachment was caught before your macula
was involved..... I wish you the very best.
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
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Thanks in advance,
Dr. Rick MD FACS