Every myope (wearing minus spectacles) must get the retina checked at least once a year. Similarly all diabetics, hypertensives, people with family history of retinal diseases must get their retina examined at least once a year even if their vision is perfectly normal. All preterm babies must get their retina checked before, month of age.
How do I know! have a retinal problem? Flashes of light, floaters, Distortion of images, and curtain like loss of vision may be symptoms of retinal problem. toll must contact a vitro retinal surgeon immediately.
What happens when I come to the hospital for a retinal checkup? During your visit to our hospital, you will first be taken through a routine checkup of your refraction by a team of qualified optometrists. This will be followed by dilatation of your pupils for a detailed retinal exam by a consultant. Following dilatation, it may be difficult to read or drive for several hours after the visit. toll may wish to bring sunglasses and/or a driver for your vehicle. Retinal evaluations can be time consuming and often involve additional tests a. treatment. Ryon have other systemic omplaints (diabetes, hypertension etc), bring in your other medical records with details of the medicatMns you are on.