Treatment and management of ocular conditions in older people

Seewoodhary, Ramesh and Watkinson, Sue (2009) Treatment and management of ocular conditions in older people. Nursing Standard, 23 (35). pp. 48-56. ISSN 0029-6570

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Effective eye care in older people is important to enable healthcare professionals to identify eye disorders and provide appropriate treatment to prevent or minimise sight loss. Cataract, age-related macular degeneration and dry eye are common ocular conditions in older people, which need to be managed successfully to ensure optimum vision. This article provides an overview of these eye disorders, focusing on the nurse’s role in the prevention andtreatment of the conditions, and the provision of patient support and education.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.7748/ns2009.
Keywords: Eye care; Ocular condition; Older people; Sight impairment
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 13:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:41

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