Ophthalmic nurses caring for patients with glaucoma [IGA News, International Glaucoma Association, Spring 2017]

Seewoodhary, Mahesh (2017) Ophthalmic nurses caring for patients with glaucoma [IGA News, International Glaucoma Association, Spring 2017]. International Glaucoma Association, Ashford, UK.

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Abstract

Glaucoma is a sight threatening eye condition which can affect any age group worldwide. The causes are varied from genetic predisposition, to ageing or secondary to trauma, inflammation, steroid related etc. Ophthalmic nurses role in patient education is essential to help patients comply with treatment. Care given must be patient centered and ophthalmic nurses must incorporate reflection in their daily work in glaucoma care. Nurses must develop an in depth working knowledge in glaucoma in order to contribute more effectively in busy clinic. Non-concordance with glaucoma drops is a major health issue. Patients from various ethnic groups may not speak English. This is an important point to note when providing patient education.

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Additional Information: Glaucoma remains a silent cause of vision loss and it can affect anyone. If there is a family history, regular screening by an optometrist is recommended. First published in IGA News, Spring 2017. Reproduced with permission of International Glaucoma Association.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glaucoma, vision loss
Subjects: Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Mahesh Seewoodhary
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 08:06
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 08:08
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3255

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