Assessment and management of patients with acute red eye
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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.e442R1

Conflict of interest

None declared

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Accepted: 01 March 2013