Sensory: Skin, Eye and Ear
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What is the Normal pH of the skin?
What is it? What does it look like? What is it caused by?
- "pre-malignant" legion
- small dry rough yellowish brown scales
- caused by Sun exposure
- occurs most common in fair skin (elderly and young people)
- May progress to squamous cell carcinoma
Where does it usually show?
Is it contagious?
What is it caused by?
- On the body, face, hands, neck and extremities
- Very contagious!
- Staph primarily, can be caused by Strep or multiple bacteria
Seen in all ages, common in children in poor hygiene conditions
Used to lower interocular pressure of open-angle glaucoma, causes pupil to constrict, draws iris away from Cornea allowing drainage out of the Canal of schlemm.
Removal of part of the iris and trabecular meshwork
Aqueous humor "percolates" out of missing iris
Cryoprobe freezes part of ciliary tissue causing local destruction and lowers aqueous production
Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
- -Oral and IV hyperosmotic diuretics (IV Mannitol, Diamox)
- -Laser peripheral iridotomy (restores drainage of aqueous humor)
- -Miotics (lower intraocular pressure of open angle glaucoma) - Pilocarpine
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
interfere with production of carbonic acid, which leads to decreased aqueous humor formation and decreased intraocular pressure
- Dilates Pupil
- Allows more light
Antibacterial Eye Medication
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