intraocular pressure is elevated; optic nerve damage, visual field loss. Can lead to blindness if not treated.
What are the symptoms of glaucoma?
rapid onset of unilateral inflammation, severe eye pain and pressure, photophobia
Nursing diagnoses for eyes include:
disturbed sensory perception: Visual (only when newly diagnosed); social isolation; knowledge deficit (only newly diagnosed); impaired home maintenance; risk of injury (use only when are not aware of things around them)
What is the "normal" findings for ears?
flesh color, positioned centrally and in proportion to head (eye-occipital line). No foreign bodies, no redness, drainage, deformities.
Light reflex normal findings>
L ear 5:00, R ear 7:00. Tympanic membrane: look for color, position, clarity, mobility
Abnormal drainage of external ear:
purulent, bloody, serosanguinous, serous, CSF
"roaring" or "constant buzzing"= ringing in ear, can be d/t ototoxic drugs, trauma, otosclerosis, aging years.
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