Following up on referrals and diabetic retinopathy screening

'We should all be honest with our patients, and tell them what is wrong, rather than trying to shield them from it' - advice on keeping your patients informed, and on following up on referrals.

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Published: Summer 2016

Telling the patient

If you have a patient with drusen at the posterior pole, what would you tell them?

I have recently had a patient contact me at the College, most upset that her previous optometrist told her she had ‘wear and tear’ at the back of her eye.

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