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Prepared by : SIG, Dermatology Nursing, IADVL
clean the eye of discharge and crusts prior to eye drop installation soothe eye irritation prevent corneal damage/abrasion in the unconscious/sedated patient.
Position of patient: sitting or lying with their head tilted backwards and chin pointing upwards Explain to the patient what you are about to do Ensure good light source, patient’s privacy Wash hands, put on gloves Place sterile towel around the patients neck Ask the patient to close their eyelids, to avoid damage to the cornea
With a gauze swab dampened in the saline 0.9% gently swab from the inner aspect (nasal corner) of the eye outwards. Use a new swab each time until all discharge has been removed Repeat the procedure for both eyes. Dry the patients eyelids gently to remove excess fluid.
Check the patients prescription sheet for the date and time of administration. Make sure that you have the correct eye ointment/drop for each eye Ensure the patient is in a comfortable position head tilted back and supported. Wash your hands thoroughly and put on gloves.
Using a gauze swab under the lower lid gently pull down. Ask the patient to look up and instil the eye drop. Ask the patient to close the eye. Ensure the patient is comfortable.
Hold the tube 2.5cm above the lower lid Gently squeeze the tube applying the ointment from the inner corner of the eye outwards. Ask the patient to close the eye and wipe any excess ointment.