Risk Management



Dilating Eye Drops Consent Form

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Please review the form, modify it to fit your actual practice, and place on your letterhead.  Please offer the patient a copy of the form. The last page serves to verify that the surgeon has obtained informed consent from the patient; it can be copied and sent to the ambulatory surgery center if needed as verification of consent. This consent form is intended as a sample only and is provided as a risk management service.  It is not intended to constitute a standard of care and should not be relied upon as a source for legal advice.  If legal advice is desired or needed, an attorney should be consulted.
Version 12/2/2002

INFORMATION REGARDING DILATING EYE DROPS

Dilating drops are used to dilate or enlarge the pupils of the eye to allow the ophthalmologist to get a better view of the inside of your eye.

Dilating drops frequently blur vision for a length of time which varies from person to person and may make bright lights bothersome. It is not possible for your ophthalmologist to predict how much your vision will be affected. Because driving may be difficult immediately after an examination, it’s best if you make arrangements not to drive yourself.

Adverse reaction, such as acute angle-closure glaucoma, may be triggered from the dilating drops. This is extremely rare and treatable with immediate medical attention.

I hereby authorize Dr.                          and/or such assistants as may be designated by him/her to administer dilating eye drops. The eye drops are necessary to diagnose my condition.

Patient (or person authorized to sign for patient)            Date

Witness                                Date

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