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Questions to Ask the Doctor
If your doctor is not an ophthalmologist or optometrist, ask for a referral. If you have been examined by an eye-care professional, then be sure you understand the diagnosis, the potential complications, and the required treatment or follow-up care. Generally, even a benign PVD or syneresis diagnosis demands a follow-up visit within the subsequent two to 12 weeks to ascertain the benign nature of the condition and look once again for hemorrhage or retinal tears.
If treatment is recommended or referral to a retinal specialist is made, be certain that you understand the advice and have a referral appointment made at the earliest advised time. If a change in your medications is advised, then be sure you understand the recommendation which may require additional consultation, at least by telephone, with your medical doctor prior to discontinuation of a given medication such as Coumadin.
John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc
David M. Salib, MD
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