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1

How does glaucoma affect vision?

Blurry and tunnel vision noted.
There will be halos around light

2

This condition can be acute or chronic due to___ ____ ____

Increased intraocular pressure

3

____ is the simple, painless procedure used to measure intraocular pressure.

Tonometry

4

What are the two types of glaucoma?

Open angle and closed 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?

Timpotic or pilocarpine

8

Why might diuretics be given to clients with glaucoma?

to decrease aqueous humor production

9

What diuretic is usually prescribed?

Mannitol (Osmirol) because it is an osmotic diuretic

10

Never give___ because the dilate the pupil.

Mydriatics

11

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

Hemorrhage

12

What post-op tyeaching should be done?

No straining, heavy lifting, crying, or rubbing eyes

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