Out Patient Procedures

Registration

On arrival you will require to register your name with complete permanent address with telephone number. After registration you will be asked to go to Vision Test Room (Room No. 15). If the patient is above 45 years, you will be referred directly to Cataract Clinic (Room No. 9).

Vision Test

Every patient must go through a simple vision test to check the level of vision from an eye chart.

Refraction

A refractionist will place a series of lens in front of your eyes and will ask which looks clearer. This test determines your exact eye power and determines your level of sight.

Preliminary examination

An eye doctor will carry out an initial examination of your eyes, please notify the doctor of any previous medical history.

Blood pressure / Intraocular Pressure/ Syringing

This is only for patients aged 40+, you will be checked for blood pressure, intraocular pressure and a urine test for diabetes.

Dilation

The doctor in some cases may ask to instil eye drops in the eye to make the pupils bigger in order to get a better view of the inside of the eye. It may take about 30 minutes for dilation, you will be asked to wait in the waiting room during this time. You will experience blurred vision for 2 – 3 hours following dilation.

Final examination and diagnosis

After all the tests have been carried out the doctor will carry out a final examination and depending on the results you will be guided to the counseling for an eye surgery, speciality clinics for further investigation/treatment or medicine/optical dispensary .