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Unformatted text preview: may cause injury to the child¶s mouth, gums, or teeth. The nurse would stay with the child to reduce the risk of injury and allow for observation and timing of the seizure. 56. Strabismus Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are not aligned because of lack of coordination of the extraocular muscles. The nurse may suspect strabismus in a child when the child complains of frequent headaches, squints, or tilts the head to see. 57. Strabismus Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are not aligned because of lack of coordination of the extraocular muscles. In a child diagnosed with strabismus, surgery may be indicated to realign the weakened muscles. Surgery most often is indicated when amblyopia (decreased vision in the deviated eye) is present. The surgery should be performed before the child is 2 years old 58. Myringotomy A myringotomy is the insertion of tympanoplasty tubes into the middle ear to equalize pressure and keep the ear aerated. After myringotomy with insertion of tympan...
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