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Initial counselling

If you are a general practitioner or optometrist and you suspect the patient of having an ocular tumour, you should:

  • inform the patient of your suspicions. (Patients get very upset when they later discover they were not told the whole truth about their condition).
  • mention that ocular tumours are rare and that you cannot be sure of the diagnosis. They will respect your honesty.
  • advise them what to do if they do not receive an appointment letter within a specified time (i.e, ask them to return to your clinic).