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Flashcards in Glaucoma Deck (12):
1

How does glaucoma affect vision?

Blurry and tunnel vision noted

There will be halos around lights

2

This condition can she acute or chronic due to

Increase intraocular pressure

3

________is the simple , painless procedure used to measure intraocular pressure

Tonemetry

4

What are two types of glaucoma?

1.) open angled

2.) close angled

5

Which one is painful ?

Closed angle is painful but it is not the most common of the two

6

State the class of drug used to constrict the pupil and let aqueous humor flow

Miotics

7

Give an example of a miotic?

1.)Timoptic

2.) pilocarpine

8

Why might diuretics be given to clients with glaucoma?

To decrease aqueous humor production

9

What diuretics is usually prescribed?

Mannitol ( osmitrol) because it is an osmotic diuretic

10

Never give ______because they dilate the pupil

Mydriatics

11

If surgery is required, what should you monitor for post-operatively?

Hemorrhage

12

What post-op teaching should be done ?

No straining , heavy lifting, crying or rubbing eyes

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