36.A patient is ready to be discharged home after a cataract extraction with intraocular lens implant and the nurse is reviewing signs and symptoms that need to be reported to the ophthalmologist immediately. Which of the patient's statements best demonstrates an adequate understanding?A)“I need to call the doctor if I get nauseated.”B)“I need to call the doctor if I have a light morning discharge.”C)“I need to call the doctor if I get a scratchy feeling.”D)“I need to call the doctor if I see flashing lights.”37.A patient has lost most of her vision as a result of macular degeneration. When attempting to meet this patient's psychosocial needs, what nursing action is most appropriate?38.When administering a patient's eye drops, the nurse recognizes the need to prevent absorption by the nasolacrimal duct. How can the nurse best achieve this goal?Page 8
39.A patient with glaucoma has presented for a scheduled clinic visit and tells the nurse that she has begun taking an herbal remedy for her condition that was recommended by a work colleague. What instruction should the nurse provide to the patient?40.A patient is scheduled for enucleation and the nurse is providing anticipatory guidance about postoperative care. What aspects of care should the nurse describe to the patient? Select all that apply.A)Application of topical antibiotic ointmentB)Maintenance of a supine position for the first 48 hours postoperativeC)Fluid restriction to prevent orbital edemaD)Administration of loop diuretics to prevent orbital edemaE)Use of an ocular pressure dressing
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- Summer '15
- Ophthalmology, Macular degeneration