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Past Ocular History
Prior use of topical ocular pharmaceutical agents is part of a patients _______ ________ _________.
Parents, grandparents, and genetic siblings
Pertinent family history of a patient should include which relatives?
An allergic reaction
A patient describing an experience of getting hives after taking sulfa drugs is providing information about _____ _______ ________.
Chief complaint, present illness, past ocular history, ocular medications, general medical and surgical history, systemic medication, allergies, social history, and family history
Name the nine components of the ophthalmic history.
Because certain medications may affect the eyes
Why is it important to specifically ask a patient about the medications they are taking?
Refer the patient to the ophthalmologist
What is the proper response to a patient's request from the ophthalmic technician for medical advice or a diagnosis?
How fast does and average person speak?
How fast can they listen
Speak: 120 words/min
Listen: 400 words/min
How to determine history of CC
Start, OD/OS/OU, VA affected (blurred, double, dim), paim, discharge, sudden/gradual, intermittent, better/worse, trauma, recent illness, treatement given
How to address senstive issues with Pt
ensure privacy, confident and direct ?s, do not apologize, no judgement, non-patronizing terminology, be patient and proceed slowly
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