Chapter 3. Ophthalmic Nursing Procedures

  1. Mary E. Shaw RN, OND, RM, RCNT, RNT, Cert Ed, MSc, BA Senior Lecturer (Teaching)1,
  2. Agnes Lee RN, OND, RM, MPhil, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Lecturer Practitioner1 and
  3. Rosalind Stollery SRN, SCM, TETC, DipN (Lond), OND, Cert Ed, BNS (Hons) Formerly Teaching Fellow2

Published Online: 10 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch3

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Shaw, M. E., Lee, A. and Stollery, R. (2010) Ophthalmic Nursing Procedures, in Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Southampton School of Nursing and Midwifery, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184298

Online ISBN: 9781444319842



  • Ophthalmic Nursing Procedures;
  • Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT);
  • Recording visual acuity;
  • Ophthalmic procedures utilising ANTT principles;
  • Education of the ophthalmic patient, including children;
  • Special consideration when measuring visual acuity in children;
  • Post-operative eye care;
  • Indocyanine green (ICG)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General principles

  • Recording visual acuity

  • Ophthalmic procedures utilising ANTT principles

  • Principles and protocol for ophthalmic medication instillation/application

  • Clinical practice guidelines