TootRN, LLC. provides a quick concept review on glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and testing tips. Watch the entire video and answer NCLEX style practice questions towards the end.
Glaucoma can be open-angle glaucoma or closed-angle glaucoma. With glaucoma, there is increased intra-ocular pressure in the eye. Open-angle glaucoma develops slowly overtime and is the most common type of glaucoma. This primary or chronic glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve. Closed-angle glaucoma develops quickly and requires IMMEDIATE medical attention. Without medical attention, irreversible vision loss can occur. TootRN does an awesome job to help you remember the difference between the two glaucoma types.
Retinal detachment is an emergency that requires medical attention. The retina in the eye is separated from the layer of blood vessels, which leads to lack of oxygen in the retinal cells.
A client with cataracts would complain about blurry vision. With cataracts, a client would have the vision corrected.
Macular degeneration is NOT an acute eye disease. The client’s central vision would be affected with this chronic eye disorder. There is a deterioration of the macula, which is found in the center of the retina.
Can you answer the following questions?
- If a client has halo vision, which eye disorder should cross your mind?
- If a client has sudden appearance of floaters that looks like spots or has sudden flashes of light in your eye, which eye disorder should be the first thing you think about?
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