Systematic eye examination in A&E
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Systematic eye examination in A&E

Janet Marsden Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair, RCN Ophthalmic Forum

In the first of a series of articles Janet Marsden outlines the principles of eye examination

This article gives a description of the techniques and equipment needed in order to assess patients who present to the A&E with eye problems. It considers essential equipment and its use, the significance of the history of the episode, triage categories, assessment of visual acuity and the importance of systematic eye examination. It is intended to equip nurses in A&E with the necessary knowledge and techniques to deal confidently with this client group.

Emergency Nurse. 6, 6, 16-19. doi: 10.7748/en1998.

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