An Evidence Base for Ophthalmic Nursing Practice (Wiley by Edited by Janet Marsden

By Edited by Janet Marsden

The target of this e-book is to supply an explanation base for ophthalmic nursing perform. There are components of perform the place little proof exists, in these parts, the booklet goals to supply reasoned directions from an educated resource, therefore negating the necessity for each ophthalmic perform zone to strengthen different frequently contradictory guidance.

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Tetracycline or the derivate doxycycline is currently the treatment of choice (Torbit and Sutton 1996). EXPECTATIONS (PROGNOSIS) Most patients with dry eye have only discomfort, and no vision loss. With severe cases, the cornea may become damaged or infected. indd 20 1/25/2008 1:30:14 PM Dry Eye Syndrome 5 COMPLICATIONS Ulcers or infections of the cornea are serious complications. GENERAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR NURSES FOR FIRST-LINE THERAPY One of the most important drawbacks is that many artificial tears contain preservatives, the most common of which is benzalkonium chloride (BAK).

Padding helps to stop bleeding and prevent bruising (McQueen 2006). An alternative version of the single incision is the American version where the cyst is incised parallel to the meibomian gland (as in the UK) and then perpendicular to the first incision. The centre of the incisions (the internal corners) is then lifted and removed with scissors to leave a space in the tarsal plate to drain secretions. Triamcinolone (steroid) injections are gaining credibility in reducing chalazia and are popular in the USA.

Curettage removes the contents of the cyst and any redundant granulomatous tissue and, if the chalazion is recurrent, samples of tissue should be sent for histology. Topical antibiotics are required to prevent wound infection. Padding helps to stop bleeding and prevent bruising (McQueen 2006). An alternative version of the single incision is the American version where the cyst is incised parallel to the meibomian gland (as in the UK) and then perpendicular to the first incision. The centre of the incisions (the internal corners) is then lifted and removed with scissors to leave a space in the tarsal plate to drain secretions.

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