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RT Asks: How do you gain a patient’s trust?

Gaining a patient’s trust is central to what we do as retinal physicians. Without trust, we cannot effectively maximize visual outcomes—whether through medical or surgical therapies. The first impression is key to developing a trusting relationship. I make sure to exude warmth when meeting a new patient and impress upon them that I am approachable and ready to listen. After introducing myself, I prefer to sit at the patient’s level to speak with them. I develop rapport by recognizing and then verbally acknowledging their emotional response to their problems. Most importantly, I ask what they hope and expect to get out of the visit and emphasize that I am their partner and advocate for their eye health. I always put the patient’s interest first and make sure that they understand that.

In each edition of @RetinaToday, the editorial team of Retina Today asks an editorial advisory board member or other expert in the field a question.


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Retina Today is a publication that delivers the latest research and clinical developments from areas such as medical retina, retinal surgery, vitreous, diabetes, retinal imaging, posterior segment oncology and ocular trauma. Each issue provides insight from well-respected specialists on cutting-edge therapies and surgical techniques that are currently in use and on the horizon.