What should I do if a patient phones the practice noticing flashes and/or floaters?

  • 15 May 2020

Our Clinical Adviser answers this question in the latest Clinical Files.

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We are used to patients contacting the practice noticing flashes and/or floaters. Normally we ask them to come into the practice for a dilated indirect fundal examination, but with the social distancing measures, should we still be doing this? 

Our Clinical Adviser, Dr Sue Blakeney FCOptom, answers this query in the latest Clinical Files.

Every month our advisers share a professional, clinical or ethical question, complete with their expert advice and useful links to additional information. The COVID-19 crisis, and our lives in lockdown, has given Daniel, and Dr Susan Blakeney FCOptom, the opportunity to explore the more out-of-the-ordinary queries that reflect the adapted ways in which members are currently practising.

Read the full answer now

Members can contact the College's clinical advisers with queries during office hours. Email or call 020 7766 4372.

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