Welcome to Association for the Prevention of Blindness Units and Associated hospital

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Questions to Ask

We value our patients and therefore we encourage questions. We feel that if a person understands his/her disease well, then explaining the treatment becomes easy and effective.

If you have any questions to ask, please do so.

What are some questions to ask?


About My Eye Disease or Disorder

  • What is my diagnosis?

  • What caused my condition?

  • Can my condition be treated?

  • How will this condition affect my vision now and in the future?

  • Should I watch for any particular symptoms and notify you if they occur?

  • Should I make any lifestyle changes?

About My Treatment

  • What is the treatment for my condition?

  • When will the treatment start and how long will it last?

  • What are the benefits of this treatment and how successful is it?

  • What are the risks and side effects associated with this treatment?

  • Are there foods, medicines, or activities I should avoid while I’m on this treatment?

  • If my treatment includes taking medicine, what should I do if I miss a dose?

  • Are other treatments available?

  • When should I visit you next?

About My Tests

  • What kinds of tests will I have?

  • What can I expect to find out from these tests?

  • When will I know the results?

  • Do I have to do anything special to prepare for any of the tests?

  • Do these tests have any side effects or risks?

  • Will I need more tests later?

Other Suggestions

  • If you don’t understand your eye care professional’s responses, ask questions until you do understand.

  • Ask your eye care professional to write down his or her instructions to you.

  • If you still have trouble understanding your eye care professional’s answers, ask where you can go for more information.

  • Other members of your healthcare team, such as nurses and pharmacists, can be good sources of information. Talk to them, too.

  • Remember to tell about any medications that you might be taking to the eye care professional.

  • If you have medical insurance, please disclose this also so that your financial aspects for the treatment can be taken care of.

Today, patients take an active role in their health care. Be an active patient about your eye care. We are there to help you see…

Instructions for patients coming for an eye check-up

  • Bring all your old reports along

  • Carry your glasses if any.

  • Write down the details of whatever other medications you are using.

  • Bring a friend or family member with you.

  • Detailed eye examination requires time and so we request you to have ample time at hand.

  • Carry a pair of dark glasses that may be needed after a dilated eye examination.

Instructions for using eye drops

  • Wash your hands.

  • Hold the bottle upside down.

  • Tilt your head back.

  • Hold the bottle in one hand and place it as close as possible to the eye but not touching the eye.

  • On the other hand, pull down your lower eyelid. This forms a pocket.

  • Place the prescribed number of drops into the lower eyelid pocket. If you are using more than one eyedrop, be sure to wait at least 5-10 minutes before applying the second eyedrop.

  • Close your eye OR press the lower lid lightly with your finger for at least 1 minute. Either of these steps keeps the drops in the eye. Avoid continuous blinking after instilling the eye drop. Closing the eye helps.

  • Some eye-drops cause a stinging sensation. If it is a cause of concern, discuss with your eye care professional on your next visit.

  • Store your eye drops in a clean and cool place. Don’t keep them in the sunlight.

  • Discard the open eye drop bottles after a month of opening even if there is medicine left.

  • Never touch the tip of the bottle.

  • Some bottles are sealed when new and will require opening using the cap itself. Do not insert any pointed instrument, pin or needle to open such bottles and use the cap only.