Assessment and management of patients with acute red eye
Sue Watkinson Associate lecturer, University of West London, Brentford, Middlesex
This article provides an overview of the role of the nurse in the assessment and management of five ocular conditions that give rise to an acute red eye in older people. The conditions discussed are acute closed angle glaucoma, acute iritis, acute conjunctivitis, herpes zoster ophthalmicus and bacterial corneal ulcer.
Nursing Older People. 25, 5, 27-34. doi: 10.7748/nop2013.06.25.5.27.e442R1Conflict of interest
None declaredPeer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Accepted: 01 March 2013