Sensory Disorders: Vision & Hearing. Chapter 27 Cristen Walker, MS, CRNP. Refractive Errors. Refraction = bending of light rays Emmetropia - normal vision Light rays are bent to focus precisely on macula (retina) Ammetropia - refractive error, image not clearly focused on retina
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Cristen Walker, MS, CRNP
Which finding would the nurse expect while caring for a patient with a detached retina ?
1. instruct client to wear medic-alert bracelet
2. instruct client to avoid anticholinergic meds
3. Educate re: symptoms
*pain in eye, blurred vision, halo w/ lights
4. inform pt. of AACG symptoms – emergency
5. Discuss importance of medication compliance
6. Prevention: low sodium diet, limit caffeine,
prevent constipation, decrease stress
A teaching plan for the client with glaucoma should include: patient with a detached retina ?
deposits (drusen), causes drying/thinning
Communicating w/ child or adult:
Pg. 1271, textbook: Communicating w/ Person who has a hearing impairment
Infection – most common disorder.
Azithromycin (Zithromax), Cefaclor (Ceclor), Bactrim
*standing to sitting/lying to sitting
*Treatment: Epley maneuver (to adjust particles inj
Labrynthitis – inflammation or infection of the inner ear
*can be viral or bacterial
*can last 6 months
* may occur following complicated OM
Meniere’s disease – balance disorder with unknown cause, overproduction of lymphatic fluid