Administering eye medications
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Administering eye medications

Sue Watkinson Senior lecturers, adult nursing, Thames Valley University, Slough, Berkshire
Ramesh Seewoodhary Senior lecturers, adult nursing, Thames Valley University, Slough, Berkshire

This article discusses eye medications and considerations for their use in ophthalmic patient care. It is aimed at all healthcare practitioners who are involved directly or indirectly in the care of patients with eye problems. The issues discussed are indications for the instillation of eye medications, legal aspects, patient assessment, concordance, classification of ophthalmic medications, drug interactions and the nursing procedure.

Nursing Standard. 22, 18,42-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.01.22.18.42.c6310

Correspondence

sue.watkinson@tvu.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review