Patient Responses

Now let’s review some common patient responses and feedback. You may hear the patient ask, “will it hurt?” It is essentially taking a photo of each eye. You may notice some disturbance from the flash like you would typically expect with a regular camera. And with the standard fundus camera, small pupils may appear opaque and may need to be retaken after dilation. You may have to wait a minute for the pupil to relax after the flash from the first photo. This is common due to the pupil’s natural response to constrict with bright lights. You may find it better to have the patient keep their eyes closed for a moment following the first photo.