Cataract management: effect on patients' quality of life

Watkinson, Sue and Seewoodhary, Mahesh (2015) Cataract management: effect on patients' quality of life. Nursing Standard, 29 (21). pp. 42-48.

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Abstract

This article summarises the epidemiology of cataract, the normal and altered physiology of the eye's lens, and the causes of and risk factors associated with the condition. It outlines the aims of modern cataract surgery and dsicusses the main surgical approaches. The efefcts of' cataract blindness' on the patient's quality of life are addressed, with particular reference to the negative efect of the onset of depression. The role of the nurse in promoting qulaity of life is explored with refrence to the value of psyhological theory in the care of and promotion of health to older patients with catarcats.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the authors' final version. There may be some differences between this version and the published version and you are advised to consult the published version if you wish to cite from it.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ophthalmology
Subjects: Psychology > Substance abuse/misuse
Medicine and health > Nursing
Medicine and health > Primary health
Depositing User: Mahesh Seewoodhary
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1671

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