What to expect on your first visit at the Retina Treatment Center?
Your initial visit with a retina specialist can understandably be a stressful time. Often times you are referred for a decrease in vision and are anxious to know the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. Here at the Retina Treatment Center we will do everything in our power to make it a comfortable and informative experience.
When you first arrive you will be welcomed by our friendly front desk staff and asked to complete a questionnaire. From here you will be escorted by one of our technicians to an exam room where they will check your vision, intraocular pressure and dilate your eyes. Based on your referring diagnosis, you may have high-resolution imaging studies taken of your eyes.
Dr. Bhullar will then perform a thorough dilated eye examination of both eyes, with particular interest on the retina. Based on Dr. Bhullar's findings further testing such as fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, B-scan ultra-sonography, or autofluorescence may be necessary to confirm or determine your diagnosis. After your diagnosis has been determined Dr. Bhullar will review all testing and exam results with you and you will be educated on your treatment options. In most cases treatment may be initiated on your initial visit.
Once your exam is done you will be escorted back to the front desk to schedule your next visit. It is recommended that you bring sunglasses with you as the dilation will make your eyes sensitive to the bright Florida sun. In most instances it is advisable to bring a responsible driver with you, if possible.
Please budget 1-2 hours for your initial visit.