By Mary E. Shaw, Agnes Lee, Rosalind Stollery
Ophthalmic Nursing is a useful source for all nurses fascinated by ophthalmic care and an important textual content for classes in ophthalmic nursing. This fourth version has been totally up-to-date and revised to mirror contemporary advances in analysis and remedy and advancements within the position of the ophthalmic nurse. It features a improved emphasis on care in fundamental settings, additional info on concerns akin to new remedies, an infection keep watch over, use of expertise, and larger element on theatre, anaesthetics and restoration.
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5 Ask the patient to read the letters clearly and slowly. 6 Encourage the patient to guess the letters if they are uncertain. 7 Ensure that the patient does not lean forward. 8 Use a different chart to test the other eye. 0 which is equivalent to a Snellen’s chart at 6 m, which gives a score of 6/60. 6 as so forth so that 0 on the LogMAR chart represents 6/6 on the Snellen’s chart. When one goes even further down the LogMAR chart, ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .
Before the patient is discharged, it should always be ensured that all relevant eye medications, including any that the patient may have been on prior to any ocular surgery, have been prescribed. General patient principles on eye medication r The medical and nursing staff will tell the patient about the drops or ointment used. r The nursing staff will instruct the patient on when and how to instil his drops and/or apply ointment safely. r Staff should instruct the patient about the importance of hand washing before and after instilling drops or applying ointment to help prevent infection.
14 Examine the eye to be treated for the following: r Redness not attributed to surgery or other known causes; r Not sticky or painful; r No deterioration of vision; r Allergies to the prescribed eye drops. 39 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 40 Ophthalmic Nursing ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15 Check no contact lens in situ unless advised to the contrary by doctor.