An Evidence Base for Ophthalmic Nursing Practice (Wiley by Edited by Janet Marsden

By Edited by Janet Marsden

The target of this publication is to supply an explanation base for ophthalmic nursing perform. There are components of perform the place little facts exists, in these parts, the publication goals to supply reasoned instructions from an educated resource, therefore negating the necessity for each ophthalmic perform region to enhance various usually contradictory directions.

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In: The Cornea: Scientific foundation and clinical practice, 4th edn. Philadelphia: Lippincott, William & Wilkins. Lopez Bernal D, Ubels JL (1991). Quantitative evaluation of the corneal epithelial barrier: effect of artificial tears and preservatives. Curr Eye Res 10:645–56. Rocha EM, Pelegrino FSA, de Paiv CS, Vigorito AC, de Souza CA (2000). GVHD dry eyes treated with autologous serum tears. Bone Marrow Transplant 25:1101–3. Shaw M (2002). Recognising and managing blepharitis. Ophthal Nursing 6(2):22–5.

Orbit 24:227–30. Kanski JJ (2003). Clinical Ophthalmology, 5th edn. London: Butterworth-Heinemann. Khurana AK, Ahluwalia BK, Rajan C (1988). Chalazion therapy. Intralesional steroids versus incision and curettage. Acta Ophthalmol 66:352–4. McQueen l (2006). Eyelids and lacrimal drainage system. ), Ophthalmic Care. Chichester: Wiley, 276–306. Tasman W, Jaeger E (2002). Duane’s Clinical Ophthalmology. New York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. indd 16 1/25/2008 1:32:06 PM Dry eye syndrome 5 ‘Dry eye’ is a general term used to describe a disease resulting from inadequate wetting of the cornea and conjunctiva by the precorneal tear film (PCTF).

Allowing for infection to spread to the sub-periorbital space and orbit from the ethmoid sinuses. indd 9 1/25/2008 1:30:12 PM 3 3 An Evidence Base for Ophthalmic Nursing Practice drainage from the face and paranasal sinuses is mainly via the orbital veins, allowing the passage of infection to the orbits. Ethmoid sinusitis is the most common cause of orbital cellulitis in all age groups. Orbital cellulitis is more common in winter because of the increased incidence of sinusitis. It is more common in children – their anatomy allows easier passage of infection past the orbital septum from a preseptal cellulitis.

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