meg surg- eyes

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Anonymous
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71348
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meg surg- eyes
Updated:
2011-03-07 16:21:15
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med surg
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  1. * Follows an untreated attack of acute closed angle glaucoma
    * Slow, progressive, gradual onset of intraocular pressure >30-50 mmHG
    * Iris is displaced against the angle of the anterior chamber, thus blocking flow
    Chronic closed- angle glaucoma
  2. *Most common glaucoma 90%
    *Overproduction or obstruction to the outflow of aqueous humor
    *s/sx: painless, slow peripheral vision loss resulting in tunnel vision
    *Assessment: pallor of optic nerve, cupping of the optic disc
    Chronic open-angle glaucoma
  3. What meds does a person with glaucoma need to avoid?
    • Atropine sulfate
    • Nitroglycerin
    • Anticholinergic meds

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