A PRISONER who claims he went blind in one eye because of the negligence of medical officers and an eye specialist is suing the Attorney-General for damages. Law Fu-cheung, an inmate in Stanley Prison and later in Shek Pik, contends that while his date of release was unknown and that it was impossible to quantify any special damages incurred, his lack of vision would preclude him from obtaining gainful employment when released. Law says that some time in March 1988 he complained about blurred vision in both eyes and pain and itchiness in the left one. He was treated by a medical officer in prison and was seen by a visiting eye specialist about five months later. From then until the end of 1990 he was advised and treated on numerous occasions in Stanley and Shek Pik by medical officers and a specialist. Law says the medical officers and the eye specialist, both employees of the Director of Medical and Health and then the Director of Hospital Services, had failed to diagnose that Law was suffering from a degenerating eye disease and failed to give him proper treatment. The plaintiff also alleges that they had failed to observe the steady and serious deterioration in Law's condition or to take any action when it was clear that the treatment was not helping the condition but making it worse. It is Law's case that under the law, the Commissioner of Correctional Services should order that the prisoner be taken to hospital for treatment when he is satisfied he is suffering from a disease which cannot be treated properly in jail.