When you meet your physician, he will review with you all the medical information in your record, and may ask you to clarify certain points about your medical history. You will be asked to lie back for your examination and the room lights will be dimmed. An instrument called an indirect ophthalmoscope will be used to examine the back of your eyes. The physician’s findings are sometimes summarized in a sketch drawn during your examination.
After your physician has examined your eyes, he will discuss the findings with you. In some cases, further testing may be necessary to clarify your diagnosis and determine what treatment is needed.