Chapter 4. Emergency Ophthalmic 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.ch4

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Shaw, M. E., Lee, A. and Stollery, R. (2010) Emergency Ophthalmic Procedures, in Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch4

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

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Keywords:

  • Emergency Ophthalmic Procedures;
  • Slit-lamp examination;
  • Goldmann applanation tonometry;
  • Removing a conjunctival or corneal foreign body;
  • Applying pad and bandage;
  • Testing for tear film break-up time: assessing the quality of tears;
  • Removing a corneal rust ring;
  • Irrigating the eye

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Slit-lamp examination

  • Goldmann applanation tonometry

  • Examining the eye

  • Removing a conjunctival or corneal foreign body

  • Applying pad and bandage

  • Removing a corneal rust ring

  • Testing for tear film break-up time: assessing the quality of tears

  • Irrigating the eye