Flashcards in Glaucoma Deck (12)
How does glaucoma affect vision?
Blurry and tunnel vision noted.
There will be halos around light
This condition can be acute or chronic due to___ ____ ____
Increased intraocular pressure
____ is the simple, painless procedure used to measure intraocular pressure.
What are the two types of glaucoma?
Open angle and closed angled
Which one is painful?
Closed angle is painful but it is not the most common of the two
State the class of drug used to constrict the pupil and let aqueous humor flow?
Give an example of a miotic?
Timpotic or pilocarpine
Why might diuretics be given to clients with glaucoma?
to decrease aqueous humor production
What diuretic is usually prescribed?
Mannitol (Osmirol) because it is an osmotic diuretic
Never give___ because the dilate the pupil.
If surgery is required, what should you monitor for post- operatively?