Eye Care

Eye Care

When paralysis or coma impairs or eliminates the corneal reflex, frequent eye care aims to keep the exposed cornea moist, preventing ulceration and inflammation. Commercially available eye ointments and artificial tears also lubricate the corneas, but a doctor’s order is required for their use.

Although eye care isn’t a sterile procedure, asepsis should be maintained as much as possible.

Preparation of Equipment

Gather the equipment at the patient’s bedside. Pour a small amount of saline solution into the basin.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Eye Care

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