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In evaluating the patient's risk for development of glaucoma, the nurse recognizes the normal range of intraocular pressure to be:
8-10 mm Hg.
12-20 mm Hg.
21-30 mm Hg.
30-40 mm Hg.
Health promotion activities related to eye health should include discussion of the major risk factors for glaucoma. These include which of the following?
The patient with a history of glaucoma complains of severe pain in the eye, severe headache, and blurred vision. The appropriate nursing action is to:
Document the occurrence; this symptom is expected.
Medicate the patient with a narcotic analgesic.
Notify the physician immediately.
Place the patient in a quiet, darkened environment.
A mechanism of action of drugs used to treat glaucoma is:
Dilating the pupils.
Increasing the outflow of aqueous humor.
Decreasing production of vitreous humor.
Increasing production of aqueous humor.
Patient teaching for a patient receiving travoprost (Travatan) for treatment of glaucoma should include the procedure for administration. Travoprost should be administered:
Just before bedtime.
In the early evening.
In the early afternoon.
In the early morning.
The patient should be aware of potential side effects of prostaglandins used in the treatment of glaucoma. The nurse should include which of the following in the teaching plan?
Dilation of pupils
Brow pigmentation of the treated eye
Loss of eyelashes
The patient with glaucoma is using an OTC eyedrop containing thimerosal. The patient is prescribed Latanoprost (Xalatan). What information concerning administration of these drops must be included in the teaching plan?
The drops may be given at the same time.
Leave five minutes before or after administering each drop.
Rinse the eyes with saline, and immediately administer the next drop.
Hold the inner canthus closed for three minutes before the next drop is administered.
Beta-adrenergic agents may be used to treat glaucoma. The nurse should inform the patients and family to:
Monitor urine output.
Monitor blood glucose.
Monitor pulse and blood pressure.
Monitor respiratory rate.
The patient is prescribed timolol (Timoptic) for treatment of glaucoma. History of which medical disorders, if discovered during the history and physical, could be a contraindication to the use of this drug?
The nurse emphasizes to the patient with glaucoma the importance of informing the physician performing an eye examination of the condition, due to potential adverse reactions to which drugs? (Select all that apply.)
Anticholinergic mydriatic drops
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