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1. Optometrist missed the diagnosis of glaucoma, resulting in loss of vision. (Cassara v. Larchmont)


2. Optometrist diagnosed a patient with cataracts, ignoring her wet macular degeneration, which proceeded to get worse with time. (Guinn v. Elbiaadi)


3. An optometrist followed patient for 7 years, documenting the presence of optic nerve pallor and optic neuropathy, but missing the underlying meningioma, resulting in total blindness of the right eye. (Flaherty v. Kantrowich)