A patient who you are following that has had a retinal detachment repair or a vitrectomy for any reason is doing well. If the patient then develops any of the following signs or symptoms, it may justify a re-referral to a retinal subspecialist:
- An intraocular pressure of below 6 mmHg.
- An injected conjunctiva with associated pain.
- A hazy cornea.
- White, round-like deposits on the corneal endothelium.
- Rubeosis on the iris.
- Patient complains of seeing flashes of light or gnats in their eyes.
- Vessel in-growth in the limbal area.
- Patient complaining of seeing a shade or blurring in their field of vision.
- Patient having difficulty seeing.
- Intraocular pressure elevation above 30 mmHg.
- Band keratopathy in eye with Silicone oil.
- Patient complains of feeling like they have a lash in their eye.
A phone call to the retinal subspecialist may suffice or he/she may feel examining the patient is in order.