To record the condition of the back of the eye
Firstly, the pupils of the eyes will be dilated to allow us to get a good view of the back surface of the eye. Once the drops have worked, the patient places their chin on a chin-rest and the camera is brought into place in front of the eye. The patient will see a bright flash each time we take an image, which can dazzle the eyes for a few minutes afterwards. Depending on the type of photographs requested, several images will be captured.
How Long Will It Take?
This depends on how long it takes for the pupils to dilate. The photographs themselves may only take a few minutes but please allow 30-40 minutes.
The dilating drops used for this procedure will blur the vision for at least a few hours. You should not drive until the vision is back to normal.
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