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What are the signs of cataracts?

Milky/white lens Painless, blurred vision


How are they treated?

NO treatment until vision is severely impaired


During surgery, what is done?

The cataracts are removed and a new lens may be implanted


After surgery, will vision be corrected ?

Only if a new lens is placed. If no lens is placed , the client will need glasses/ contacts


After surgery, what is the main concern?

To check for hemorrhage of the eye. Place client in semi-Fowler's position


What do you tell clients to avoid?

Coughing, sneezing, bending over at the waist, straining, rubbing eye, or crying. No lifting greater that five pounds


How should the post-op client sleep?

Sleep on unaffected side or, if surgery was on both eyes, sleep on back. Use eye shield at night to protect eye.

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