Since my treatment for AMD I have seen different consultants. The procedure has always been the same: vision test, dilatory eye drops, OCT, then in to see the consultant who will check both eyes (one wet one dry) with a slit lamp. For the last 2 visits I have been placed under the care yet another consultant, but here is what puzzles me:
After having gone through exactly the same procedure he then puts 2 more lots of drops in my eyes, the second seems to be a dye as my vision goes a bit yellow. He then uses a tiny, individually wrapped spatula and pushes my lower eye lids gently down, he may even touch my eyeball, but I don't feel anything and then examines my eyes again through the slit lamp. The other consultants never did that, so why now? He has never told me why or what he is looking for, or what he is finding. I will definitely ask next time I see him, which will not be until March. Has anyone else had this done? Were you given an explanation? Or perhaps you have some thoughts on it of your own? Would be interested to know.