Ocular impairment – Nursing assessments and considerations

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Ocular impairment could be associated with blurred vision, altered color vision, and blindness. Blurred vision could be caused by

(1) Toxicity of vitamin E
(2) Symptom of botulism (i.e., food poisoning caused by ingestion of botulin, which is a potent bacterial toxin)
(3) Adverse effect of anticholinergic medications.

In case of ocular impairment, nurses may consider careful monitoring of vision, monitoring exposure to light, and monitoring lighting. Good lighting could be provided with the help of accessible switches.

Source of Information:

NCLEX-PN Content Review Guide: Preparation for the NCLEX-PN Examination (Kaplan Test Prep) – https://amzn.to/3jXwuZb *

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Usman Zafar Paracha

Usman Zafar Paracha is a sort of entrepreneur. He is the author of "Color Atlas of Statistics", and the owner of an Android game "Faily Rocket."

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