A 50 year old lady attends surgery regarding a dry cough. She was unwell for 2 weeks, but is starting to feel much better in herself. Since 2 days ago she has been aware of a “spider” floating in the vision from her left eye. She is not sure whether this is important enough to book into her optician.
- What other questions might you ask?
- How would you explain the cause of her symptoms to her?
- Would you advise her to see an optometrist, refer her to hospital or watch and wait? If you refer, how urgently?