Flashcards in Glaucoma Deck (14)
How does glaucoma affect vision?
Blurry and tunnel vision noted
There will be halos around lights
This condition can she acute or chronic due to
Increase intraocular pressure
________is the simple , painless procedure used to measure intraocular pressure
What are two types of glaucoma?
1.) open angled
2.) close angled
Which one is painful ?
Closed angle is painful but it is not the most common of the two
What medication class will be prescribed to lower increase eye pressure?
State the class of drug used to constrict the pupil and let aqueous humor flow
Give an example of a miotic?
Why might diuretics be given to clients with glaucoma?
To decrease aqueous humor production
What diuretics is usually prescribed?
Mannitol ( osmitrol) because it is an osmotic diuretic
Never give ______because they temporarily dilate the pupil and increase pressure
Mydriatics ( my dree - a - tics )
Are some examples of my mdriatics?
Atropine and cycloplegic eye meds
If surgery is required, what should you monitor for post-operatively?