144 – Determining the Urgency of Retina Referrals

OD Fee $30

CE Hours = 1

As optometrists, we serve as the frontlines in primary eye care and often encounter retinal eye conditions that may need surgical intervention. However, although we often know when a patient needs to be referred, it is a bit more of a grey area to know which conditions and under which circumstances a patient may need seen same day, next day, within a week, within a month, or can wait until the next available appointment with other specialty or subspeciality provider. This lecture will help serve as a guide to navigating which retinal conditions are emergent, urgent, or okay for next available appointments to ophthalmology or other healthcare providers.