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

By Edited by Janet Marsden

The target of this ebook is to supply an explanation base for ophthalmic nursing perform. There are parts of perform the place little proof exists, in these components, the e-book goals to supply reasoned guidance from an educated resource, therefore negating the necessity for each ophthalmic perform region to enhance diversified usually contradictory guidance.

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Eyelids and lacrimal drainage system. ), Ophthalmic Care. Chichester: Wiley, 276–306. Paul T, Shepherd R (1994). Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction: natural history and the timing of optimal intervention. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 31:362–7. Young JD, MacEwen CJ (1997). Managing congenital lacrimal obstruction in general practice. BMJ 315:293–6. indd 42 1/25/2008 1:30:22 PM Schirmer’s tear test 11 11 DEFINITION Schirmer’s tear test is a simple and inexpensive way of determining tear production for a given individual at the time of testing.

Paul T, Shepherd R (1994). Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction: natural history and the timing of optimal intervention. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 31:362–7. Young JD, MacEwen CJ (1997). Managing congenital lacrimal obstruction in general practice. BMJ 315:293–6. indd 42 1/25/2008 1:30:22 PM Schirmer’s tear test 11 11 DEFINITION Schirmer’s tear test is a simple and inexpensive way of determining tear production for a given individual at the time of testing. The test is commonly used if a patient is experiencing symptoms associated with dry eye or has excessive watering of the eyes, to exclude or help diagnose keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

London: BMA/ RPSGB. Kanski JJ (2003). Clinical Ophthalmology, 5th edn. London: ButterworthHeinemann. Lopez Garcia JS, Garcia Lozano I, Matrinez Garclintonena J (2003). Phthiriasis palpebrum: diagnosis and treatment. Archiv Sociedad Española Oftalmol 78:365–74. indd 34 1/25/2008 1:30:20 PM Lid eversion 9 Upper lid eversion is often required to search for conjunctival foreign bodies or other conjunctival signs. 1). 2). 4). The patient should continue to look down to expose as much of the tarsal conjunctiva as possible.

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