Flashcards in Cataracts Deck (7)
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