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Ch 15: Critical Care Nursing for Eyes

About This Chapter

If you need to strengthen your understanding of eye-related critical care nursing topics, you're in the right place. This chapter contains short and simple lessons that help you review nursing topics for continuing education and skill development purposes.

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.

Skills Covered

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

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: Critical Care Nursing for Eyes
Periorbital Cellulitis: Symptoms & Treatment

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.

Periorbital Cellulitis: Causes & Complications

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.

Orbital Cellulitis: Symptoms & Treatment

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.

Interstitial Keratitis: Causes & Treatment

4. 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.

HSV Keratitis: Symptoms & Treatment

5. 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.

Marginal Keratitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

6. 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.

Ectopia Lentis: Symptoms & Treatment

7. 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.

Ectopia Lentis: Definition & Causes

8. 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.

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