Correct administration of topical eye treatment
Janet Marsden Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester
Mary Shaw Lecturer Practitioner, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester
Although eye treatment is an important aspect of patient care, nurses may not always be aware of the implications of inadequate treatment of ophthalmic conditions. Topical eye treatments, including eye drops and ointments, are governed by the same controls as medication administered by other routes. The authors discuss eye treatment, the nurse’s role in safe administration of medication and patient compliance with therapy.
Nursing Standard. 17, 30,42-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.04.17.30.42.c3372
Published in print: 09 April 2003Peer review
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