Examining re-examination frequency
When considering how frequently to recall patients, practitioners must weigh the benefits of earlier recall against the inconvenience to the patient and their practice. Clearly, where patients show signs of disease, or have rapidly progressing refractive change, early recall is justified. Too long a recall could lead to loss of vision from pathology or leave patients with uncorrected refractive error. However, shorter recalls are not a universal solution.
This article will review the current guidance on standard recalls, and discuss patient groups and ocular pathologies that require early recall.
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