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