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Oculoplastic Nursing Care: Key concepts


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Author:  John Cooper, Advanced Care Practitioner, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


ISBN: 9781905539819


March 2020 • M&K Publishing • 342pp • £39.00


eBook version: 9781907830815

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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.


Contents include:

  • 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



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