Care of patients undergoing intra-vitreal therapy
Sue Watkinson Associate lecturer, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, Slough,
Eileen Scott Macular nurse specialist, Western Eye Hospital, London
This article discusses the role of the ophthalmic nurse in the care of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration who are undergoing intra-vitreal therapy. It provides an overview of the condition, its classification, clinical features, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment, and explains the implications for future nursing practice. A proactive, evidence-based and holistic approach to nursing care is emphasised throughout the article.
Nursing Standard. 24, 25, 42-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.02.24.25.42.c7561Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review