Eye fundus examination consists in administering eye drops which dilate the pupils in order to examine the lens, to evaluate the retina or to determine precisely the sight defect. Upon administering of the medication, vision disturbance and photophobia can occur.

Before the examination

The eye drops administered in the ophtalmologist’s office (in particular eye drops to examine the eye fundus but also other drops for local anaesthesia) can (very rarely) cause allergic reactions. Therefore, if you know you are allergic to any medications you should notify the doctor thereof.

After the examination

You should not drive, use the computer or use machines until normal vision returns (usually it occurs after 4–6 hours from the administration of eye drops). 

You should remember to take your sunglasses with you.