NeonatalEyeCare_RC - abnormalities such as Brushfield spots...

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Learning Issue: Neonatal Eye Care Name: Rachel Chacko The infant’s eye/ear is grouped together during the initial physical maturity test. They are given a score between -1 and 5. Subconjunctival hemorrhages are a frequent result of birth trauma. Less commonly, a corneal tear may occur and present as a clouded cornea. Ophthalmologic consultation is indicated in such cases. Extraocular momvements should be assessed. Occasional uncoordinated eye movements are common, but persistent irregular movements are abnormal. The iris should be inspected for
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Unformatted text preview: abnormalities such as Brushfield spots (Trisomy 21) and colobomas. Retinal red reflexes should be present and symmetrical. Dark spots, unilateral blunted red reflex, absent reflex, or a white reflex all require ophthalmologic evaluation. Leukokoria can be caused by glaucoma (cloudy cornea), cataract, or tumor (retinoblastoma). Infants with suspected or known congenital viral infection should have a retinoscopic examination with pupils dilated to look for chorioretinitis. Source: Current Diagnosis and Treatment Pediatrics; Pages 2,5...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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