Case 6 – Floaters

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.

  1. What other questions might you ask?
  2. How would you explain the cause of her symptoms to her?
  3. Would you advise her to see an optometrist, refer her to hospital or watch and wait? If you refer, how urgently?

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