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    I have an appointment with my Ophthalmologist what can I expect?

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  • Dr Isabel McLean

    Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist)

    Isabel was born in country Victoria. After finishing high school, Isabel moved to Melbourne and graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne. Isabel was … View Profile

    On arrival, the receptionist will ask if you have a current referral letter and get you to complete a new patient form. You will then be seen by an optometrist/orthoptist who will take your medical history and any necessary tests required. Once the relevant tests are performed, the optometrist/orthoptist will provide these results to the ophthalmologist. You will then have your consultation with the ophthalmologist who will go over relevant parts of your medical history, examine your eyes and review any test results. They will provide you with a diagnosis and discuss any necessary treatment.  Please note: Depending on your condition, we may use dilating eye drops to properly examine the back of your eye. These drops can cause blurry vision and increase your sensitivity to light for 4–6 hours. In this case, you will generally need to have someone accompany you/drive you home or make alternative arrangements to get home.

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