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Critical Care Nursing for Eyes - Chapter Summary
Work through this self-paced chapter to review the causes, symptoms and treatments for a variety of eye diseases, such as orbital cellulitis, filamentary keratitis and HSV keratitis. You'll define eye terminology and evaluate the differences between these types of eye problems.
Take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to make sure you fully understand the symptoms and treatments you study. The chapter is available at any time, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access it. You can also submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help with the material.
How It Helps
The lessons in this chapter can help anyone who needs to learn or review information about eye-related critical care nursing. Aspiring healthcare workers and current medical professions may find these lesson beneficial for continuing education or training purposes. The chapter may also be used for skill and knowledge development in nursing.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Compare periorbital and orbital cellulitis symptoms and treatments
- Explain the causes and life cycle of acanthamoeba keratitis
- Recognize causes, symptoms and treatments for superficial punctate, filamentary, interstitial, HSV and marginal keratitis
1. Periorbital Cellulitis: Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson discusses a condition known as periorbital cellulitis or preseptal cellulitis. You'll learn about its major signs and symptoms as well as treatment options.
2. Periorbital Cellulitis: Causes & Complications
Periorbital cellulitis is most common among young children, but it can occur at any age. In this lesson, you will learn the causes and complications of periorbital cellulitis.
3. Orbital Cellulitis: Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson goes over a condition known as orbital cellulitis. Learn some of the many signs and symptoms a person with this problem may have, as well as the general treatment considerations.
4. Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare infection of the cornea of the eye that can cause serious eye and vision impairments. In this lesson, learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for this condition.
5. Superficial Punctate Keratitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Superficial punctate keratitis is an eye condition that results from the death of small groups of cells on the cornea. In this lesson, you will learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for superficial punctate keratitis.
6. Filamentary Keratitis: Symptoms & Treatment
Filamentary keratitis is an eye condition where cells of the cornea die and form filaments that attach to the surface of the eye. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatment for this condition.
7. Interstitial Keratitis: Causes & Treatment
Interstitial keratitis is a disorder most commonly tied to a well-known STI/STD. If you want to find out which one and what this disorder is, then read this lesson on its causes and treatments.
8. HSV Keratitis: Symptoms & Treatment
Herpes often gets a bad rap, as well it should! It can cause everything from cold sores to HSV keratitis. Find out what the latter is, as well as its symptoms and treatments, in this lesson.
9. Marginal Keratitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of marginal keratitis. You'll also find out what signs and symptoms someone with this condition may have and how it is commonly treated.
10. Scotoma in Pregnancy
In this lesson you will learn the definition of scotoma. You will also learn how it can be the sign of a dangerous diagnosis of preeclampsia during pregnancy.
11. Ectopia Lentis: Symptoms & Treatment
Ectopia Lentis is a lens dislocation in the eye that has several causes. How do you know if you have it, and is there treatment for it? Read this lesson to find out.
12. Ectopia Lentis: Definition & Causes
Ectopia lentis, or lens displacement - have you ever heard about it? In this lesson, learn all about one of the rarest eye conditions, which can be caused by both your genes and trauma.
13. Ectopia Lentis et Pupillae Syndrome: Definition & Treatment
Ectopia lentis et pupillae syndrome is an eye condition where the lens and pupil are dislocated from their normal positions in the eye. In this lesson, learn about the definition and treatment for this eye condition.
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- Hip Dislocations
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- TMJ & Jaw Dislocations
- Bruises, Contusions & Hematomas
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- Pelvic Injuries
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