faq  Patient 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.

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

What are some questions to ask?

About my eye disease or disorder

faq  What is my diagnosis?

faq  What caused my condition?

faq  Can my condition be treated?

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

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

faq  Should I make any lifestyle changes?

About my treatment

faq  What is the treatment for my condition?

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

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

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

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

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

faq  Are other treatments available?

faq  When should I visit you next?

About my tests

faq  What kinds of tests will I have?

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

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

faq  Do these tests have any side effects or risks?

faq  Will I need more tests later?

Other Suggestions

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

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

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

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

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

direction  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 eye check-up -

thumbup  Bring all your old reports along.

thumbup  Carry your glasses if any

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

thumbup  Bring a friend or family member with you.

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

thumbup  Carry a pair of dark glasses which maybe needed after a dilated eye examination.

Instructions for using eye drops

direction  Wash your hands.

direction  Hold the bottle upside down.

direction  Tilt your head back.

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

direction  With the other hand, pull down your lower eyelid. This forms a pocket.

direction  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

direction  before applying the second eyedrop.

direction  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.

direction  Avoid continuous blinking after instilling the eye drop. Closing the eye helps.

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

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

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

direction  Never touch the tip of the bottle.

direction  Some bottles are sealed when new and will require opening using the cap itself. Do not insert any pointed instrument, pin or

direction  needle to open such bottles and use the cap only.