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I am a retina specialist.
Going to the GP doesn't make any sense at all for an eye issue.....
What is your glasses Rx?
Have you been having any eye symptoms or problems at all?
Did the optician take a picture?
Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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Thank you for that additional information.
A minus one Rx does not put you at an increased risk for retinal detachments.
And, to tell you the truth, I am very skeptical that an optician can see far enough toward the retinal periphery to find lattice degeneration....
So. What should you do?
1. Don't worry. I bet everything is fine.
2. Make an appointment to see an ophthalmologist (Eye MD) for a dilated retinal examination, possibly with scleral depression if indicated. If you are really concerned you could see a retina specialist...but, from what you have posted, I do not think that is necessary at this time.
3. Going to your GP is a total waste of time when it comes to getting a second opinion on whatever the optician found on your retina. A GP does not have the equipment or training to examine the retina.
Does this make sense to you?
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