Care of the Ophthalmic Patient

A guide for nurses and health professionals

  • John P. Perry
  • Andrew B. Tullo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Principles of Ophthalmic Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ian Rennie
      Pages 25-52
    3. Deidre Donnelly
      Pages 69-86
    4. Linda Corrin
      Pages 107-130
    5. John Perry
      Pages 131-137
  3. Specific Ophthalmic Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. David Etchells, Jane Fox
      Pages 141-161
    3. Michael Raines, Tim Ossei Berkoh, Pat Lapworth
      Pages 163-179
    4. Andrew Tullo, Deidre Donnelly
      Pages 181-197
    5. Andrew Elliott, Gail Thomas
      Pages 199-230
    6. Josephine Duvall-Young, Efty Joannadu
      Pages 231-244
    7. Gordon Dutton, Meg Colligan
      Pages 245-268
    8. Steve Vernon, Linda Corrin
      Pages 269-288
    9. Michael Cole, Karen Hertzog
      Pages 289-322
    10. Robert Doran, Deidre Donnelly
      Pages 323-370
    11. Rowena McNamara
      Pages 371-399
  4. Other Aspects of Ophthalmic Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Patrick W. Joyce
      Pages 403-423
    3. Peter Cole
      Pages 425-439
    4. Pamela C. Williams
      Pages 441-463
    5. John Sandford-Smith
      Pages 465-479
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 480-497

About this book


Whilst this book is primarily compiled for nurses who care for patients with eye disease, it will be useful to other health professionals who are also interested in the holistic ca re of such patients, e.g. opticians, orthop­ tists, social workers and junior medical staff. The care is presented as a systematic approach to the more common actual and potential problems. Typically, a problem is identified with a desired outcome and the nursing interventions possible to achieve this. Evaluation has not been included as this is dependent on an identified time limit for outcomes to be achieved which is individual to each patient. Part One covers the general aspects of ophthalmie care in the various situations where patients are nursed, e.g. casualty, theatre, wards. Part Two is based on a medical model, where each section of the eye is studied separately; the applied physiology of that part of the eye; the more common conditions affecting it; the possible medical management of the condition and the nursing care of the patient taking into account the medical prescription. The list of medical conditions is not exhaus­ tive, and only a general guideline of medical management is given as far as it influences nursing care. A list of widely available books for further reference to ocular pathology and medical management is given in the Appendix.


eye nursing ophthalmology optics pathology physiology retina

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Perry
    • 1
  • Andrew B. Tullo
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Royal Eye HospitalUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-32630-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3378-2
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