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Timby (Med-Surg) Chapter 42
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What is normal vision?
Light rays focus in the body
they reach the retina.
of the eye
Light rays focus at the point
What do you use to irrigate your eye?
When you irrigate your eye, how do you want it to flow?
Inner to Outer
Do you put contact lenses in your mouth to clean them?
1st step to take if someone has a foreign object their eye before you send them to get medical treatment
Loosely patch both eyes
Erosion of the cornea tissue
What can a nurse do to help a person who is blind?
Disturbed Sensory Perception- Visual related to impaired vision
-Mealtime: Position of clock
-Introduce every time enter and leave room
-Guide by holding elbow
What eye disorder has a white spot in eye?
Early S/S of Cataracts
Halos around lights
Postop Cataracts surgery teachings
eye shield for 24 hours
Sunglasses for 1 week
-1st week: Avoid
Strenuous Activity, Heavy Lifting, Bending, Stooping, and Coughing
-Immersing Eyes in
What is the most common cause of
How do you instill
-Pull Eye down to get to Conjunctival Sac
-DON'T touch tip to eye
How do you instill
Inner to Outward
Which Glaucoma occurs when structures in the drainage system
degenerates and exits channels for aqueous fluid becomes blocked
How long does Open-Angle Glaucoma people have to take eye drops?
Glaucoma patient can't take what type of drug?
Notify: Physician (MD)
S/S with Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
UNDER the RETINA
with macular degeneration
under the retina
What can cause a Retinal Detachment?
-Hole or Tear in Retina (Stretching or Degenerative changes)
-Following Blow or Injury
Family history of glaucoma
Regular eye exams
Highest nursing priority with Scleral Buckling procedure
Sudden or Intense
S/S of Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Homecare with Conjunctivitis
-Don't share lenses/wash clothes
Dye in eye looking for foreign bodies and cornea abrasion
3 types of Retinal Detachment
With Macular Degeneration, what are you seeing clearly?
Application of a supercooled probe to reattach
What is it when a synthetic belt/band around your eye?
How to relief comfort to a Sty/
Cyst of 1 or more meibomian glands?
Snellen Chart with Vision of 20/200 only seeing the 1st letter E
Lost of Visual Acuity
-Legal term for BCVA (Best Corrected Visual Acuity)
BCVA (Best Corrected Visual Acuity) between 20/70 and 20/200
What types of drops are prescribed for someone with Angle-Glaucoma?
Inflammation of the lip margins
Common Cause: Staph
Unequal curvatures in the shape of the cornea
Sensory layer becomes separated from the pigmented layer of the retina
removal of the epithelial layer (top surface) of the cornea
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Inflammation of the uveal tract, Including
Iris, Ciliary body and Choroid
Medication that dilates pupils: Atropine
Disorder in which all
3 layers of the eye
is successful, patients no longer need what?
What do we need to know when a person is slashed in the eye with a chemical?
-Vision is impaired
-Name of Chemical
-Info surrounding the incident
-Was eye immediately flushed
Don't know: patient wearing safe googles
Visual distortion caused by irregularly shaped cornea
: Aging Degeneration Change
removal of eye
due to Injury, Disease and Tumor
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