Flashes & Floaters Appointment
The Optomap is unbeatable for identifying, and helping to deal with, floaters and flashing lights. Once the problem has been isolated we can often help resolve the problem in practice during the appointment. We normally dilate the eye and use “eyesteering” which only takes minutes and provides a useful permanent record. We then either print out or (ideally) send the image to the patient electronically. If the patient needs a referral to the Eye Hospital we produce an explanatory letter (with the image of the offending area) which the patient can take with them to the hospital.