1. What to bring to appointment?
- Photo ID
- Current Insurance card (which will be verified at every visit)
- Contact info of your primary care and referring physician
- If your insurance requires a physician referral, please obtain the referral prior to your appointment.
- Any records or diagnostic tests that have been performed related to your condition
- List of medications
- Any prescription glasses you may wear or a copy of your eyeglass prescription
- Sunglasses as pupillary dilation will make you sensitive to light
- New patient forms that you have filled out
2. Do I need to bring a driver to the appointment?
If you know you will be having an office procedure it is best to bring someone with you to drive. After the procedure, that eye will be blurry. If it is just a routine visit, we recommend that you bring one person to stay with you during your visit because your ability to see clearly, drive or work may be impaired after dilation.
3. What is the amount of time I should dedicate to the appointment?
Please allow at least 1 hour for new appointment and 30 minutes for follow-up visit to complete all necessary diagnostic tests and examinations.
4. Do I have to pay for my visit at the time of my appointment?
Yes, cash patients must pay a discounted office visit rate at the time of your appointment. Insurance co-pay is collected at the time of your appointment. Patients who have not met their deductibles will have to pay a deposit at the time of the appointment.
5. What are the different diagnostic testing available at the office?
Optical Coherence Tomorgraphy (OCT), Fluorescein Angiography (FA), Fundus Photo, Autofluorescence Photography, Standardized A&B-scan Echography
6. What are the different office procedures perform at the office?
Intravitreal Injections, Panretinal photocoagulation laser, Focal Laser, Barricade Laser for Retinal tears, Cryopexy, Pneumatic Retinopexy for Retinal detachment, Tap and Inject to treat eye infection
7. For retina surgery, what is the expected course of postoperative care and recovery?
All surgery cases is performed on an outpatient basis, where patients are discharged and sent home the same day as their procedure. The day after surgery, patients are examined at their surgeon’s office. At this appointment the patch will be removed and the eye examined by the surgeon. Post-operative care instructions will be reviewed as well as medications and restrictions to activities. For most patients, they can return to work within a week.
8. For retina procedures such as intravitreal injection and lasers, what are the expected course of recovery?
They are performed in the office using topical anesthesia, usually eye drops, and rarely take longer than a few minutes. Patients may carry out your normal activities after completing the procedure and should be able to return to work the next day.
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