Flashcards in 31 - Red Eye Deck (7):
What is the most common cause of red eye?
non-pharms for red eye
-stop wearing contacts until problem is resolved
-avoid irritants (smoke, make up, wind)
-cold compresses for allergic or viral conjunctivitis
-warm compresses for blepharitis/styes, chalazion
-lid hygiene for blepharitis
Treatment for viral conjunctivitis
cold compresses and ocular lubricants may be used
Treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis
broad spectrum antibiotics are usually not required but may result in a modest shortening of recovery time
Whether conjunctivitis is treated or not, if no improvement in ____ days then refer
When should you reserve ophthalmic vasoconstrictors for?
occasional and short-term use (<3-4 times/month and < 3 days in a row) for relief of symptoms such as redness, edema or minor eye irritation