Nursing and midwifery: a pratical approach
Kabanga, Kamya M.M.
Theresa Odero, Theresa
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The article guides on how to care for patients with problems affecting the eyes •Before examining the eye, it is important to take a careful history from the patient. •When did they first notice signs or symptoms? Sudden onset of loss of vision could be a result of acute glaucoma or retinal detachment. •Blurred vision could be a result of cataract. glaucoma or high blood sugar. •Was the loss of vision associated with pain or was it painless? •Has there been any recent injury or irritation and pain? There may be a foreign body. •Has the patient had any infections recently? Are there problems with reading or distance .These patients may benefit from spectacles. .Are there problems with the whole visual field just part of it? •Central blurred vision is found in cataract. •Peripheral vision and central loss is seen in glaucoma. •Are there specks or strands seen in the field vision? These suggest lesions in the front afar on the retina. These patients should be referre • Is there a family history of problems? The examination of the eye should include an inspe ion to see if there is any inflammation, irritation, wat ing or other obvious signs of problems.