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Self-medication in ophthalmology

08 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Medication

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, has a 20-bed eye ward. Most patients stay between one and two days during which they usually have visual impairment after...

A survey of the qualifications of ophthalmology nurses

29 March 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research ophthalmology

A study was conducted to ascertain the numbers of nurses working in ophthalmology with appropriate qualifications. A questionnaire was sent to 168 ophthalmic nurse...

Administering eye medications

09 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses eye medications and considerations for their use in ophthalmic patient care. It is aimed at all healthcare practitioners who are involved...

Setting up a shared care glaucoma clinic

06 December 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical ophthalmology

Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is an insidious disease that affects between 1 and 2 per cent of people over the age of 40. In the UK, it accounts for about one...

Perceptual problems in thyroid eye disease

11 January 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical ophthalmology

Visual perception can be divided into three processes: detection, recognition and interpretation of information. These processes usually occur sequentially, although...

Managing the care of patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus

01 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The herpes zoster virus is a common neurocutaneous infection. When the eye is involved, the virus is referred to as herpes zoster ophthalmicus. This article...

Distinguishing features of preseptal and orbital cellulitis

01 March 2010

Paediatric Nursing

Emergency nursing

The differential diagnosis between orbital cellulitis and preseptal cellulitis is important as is the need to differentiate between an allergic response or...

Distinguishing features of preseptal and orbital cellulitis

02 March 2010

Paediatric Nursing

General

The differential diagnosis between orbital cellulitis and preseptal cellulitis is important as is the need to differentiate between an allergic response or...

Developing clinical guidelines in eye care for intensive care units

31 May 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

It is common for children in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) to have impaired ocular defence mechanisms. The authors discovered inconsistencies in eye care...

Assessment and management of patients with acute red eye

01 June 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

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...