Inflammatory Conditions of the Eye (Conjuvitis) (Nursing Care Plan …
Inflammatory Conditions of the Eye (Conjuvitis)
Signs and Symptoms
Dark glasses can be worn if the patient’s eyes are sensitive to light.
Advise the patient to use a clean tissue each time to wipe away discharge.
Teach the patient about presenting signs such as hyperemia, discharge and itching or pain.
Discharging eye should be padded but should be regularly and gently cleansed to remove discharge.
Isolate the patient in case of gonococcal infection and pink eye.
This includes irrigates in case of discharge.
Anti-viral agents are used for viral infection.
Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections.
Antihistamine is used for allergic conjuvitis.
The surface tissues of the eyeand the ocular adnexa are colonized by normal flora such as streptococci, staphylococci and corynebacteria. Alterations in the defense, in the bacterial titer ,or in the species of bacteria can lead to clinical infection. Alterations can also result from external contamination (e.g. contact lens wear, swimming).
Exposure to someone infected with the viral or bacterial form of conjuvitis
Using contact lenses, especially extended-wear lenses
Exposure to something for which you have an allergy
It may be caused by bacteria, viruses ,fungi ,parasites , or may be secondary to dermatitis and other allergic conditions.
It is an inflammation and infection of the conjunctiva.
Nursing Care Plan
Relieve pain by giving analgesia
Administer antihistamine, antibiotics and anti-viral as prescribed by the Doctor.