Clear eye test at opticians BUT

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But they have still sent me to hospital eye clinic for another eye test using the drops to dilate my pupils first. The optician in town said there was no sign of detached retina and my eyes? are healthy but her equipment just missed a small area in the "Corner" of each eye. So the people in the eye clinic would be able to see it better as their equipment is much better.

Anyone else experienced this? If so is the test pretty much the same as it is at the opticians other than some better equipment of course? Thanks.

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    I had that test too Shirely at the Opticians and then referred on to eye Casualty.  MIne differed from yours in that the Optician actually identified a small tear , and referred me on for treatment.  They use the same eyedrops as the Optician to dilate your eyes , you wait for about 15 minutes then you are seen by and examined by the doctor using a simialr machine to the Optician.  I needed laser which he was able to do there and then.  I am concerned as I was symptomatic before I went to the Optican and still experiencing some floaters post treatment, though he did say the laser didnt remove them, just prevented any deterioration !  I wish you well and hope this helps.
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      Hi Evelyn, Sorry to hear they found a tear following your eye test. I'm relieved to hear they use the same eye drops as the Optician though. I hope I'm only kept waiting 15 mins too. It was 30 at the opticians! I hope the laser treatment wasn't too uncomfortable for you and that it will have prevented any deterioration. Yes thank you. Your words have helped. :-)

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    Shirley, I had the same advice from my Optician who wanted to get some bleeding at the back of my eye.

    I had a vitreous heamorage which caused black spots and floaters. The Specialist at the hospital gave me a thorpugh eye check and used the drops to dilate the pupil. I was advised that the little veins can burst and the blood seeps into the liquid behind the eye causing black blobs and floaters.

    I am happy to say they gradually disappear and this is a common eye problem due to ageing process.

    We do take our sight for granted and I now make sure I use drops twice a day to lubricate my eyes. Computers are a problem as we stop blinking as much so the eye dries.

    You will not have anything done to hurt you. The test is done with stronger equipment to show clearly all areas behind the eye. Hope you find this some help.

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      Hi Polly, Thanks for your message. Not heard of vitreous heamorage before. Glad the hospital have you a thorough eye check. Anyway I'm glad you say the black blobs and floaters gradually disappear.

      Yes we can take our eyes for granted till something isn't right. Perhaps I should start using eye drops twice a day too.

      Glad to hear nothing will hurt me. That's a relief. Yes your words were helpful? thank you. :-)

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