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
Published in print: 09 January 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review