Written by an author who has worked at the frontline of ophthalmic nursing care for over 25 years, this is a comprehensive and highly practical guide to the treatment and care of a wide variety of eye conditions, ranging from minor eye irritations to chronic diseases and conditions requiring major surgery.
John Cooper draws on many years of experience in theatre, daycase and outpatients as an advanced nurse practitioner and oculoplastic nurse practitioner (and, previously, as a nurse practitioner) to summarise the most important points about every condition the ophthalmic and oculoplastic practitioner is likely to encounter.
The book also covers all the latest developments in oculoplastic surgery, oculoprosthetics and the care of the patient with oculoplastic-related issues.
Advanced and specialised roles within ophthalmic and oculoplastic nursing in the UK
Entropion and ectropion
Assessment and management of upper eyelid blepharoptosis
Floppy eyelid syndrome
The eyelashes and trichiasis
Blepharitis, meibomian gland disease and dry eyes
The lacrimal system and dacryocystorhinostomy
Thyroid eye disease
Enucleation and evisceration
Exenteration and socket wound management
Emergency oculoplastic care
Facial palsy and related care
The orbit and related disorders
Oculoplastic surgical competencies