Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva and is characterized by swelling and exudates, eyes appear red so often called red-eye diseases (Brunner and suddarth, 2001).
- Can be infectious (bacterial, chlamydia, viruses, fungi, parasites).
- Immunological (allergies).
- Irritative (chemical, electrical temperature, radiation, for example due to ultraviolet light).
Signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis, could include:
- Hyperemia (redness).
- Spending tears.
- Itching on the cornea.
- Burning / taste scratched.
- Feels like a foreign object.
Nursing Diagnosis : Disturbed Sensory Perception (Visual) related to damage to the cornea
The expected goals:
Improve visual acuity within the limits of individual situations.
1. Determine acuity, note whether one or both eyes are involved.
Rasionali: individual needs and choice of interventions varied causes vision loss occurs slowly and progressively, if bilateral, each eye may progress at different rates, however, usually only one eye fixed per procedure.
2. Orient the patient on the environment, staff, other people in the area.
Rasionali: Provides increased comfort and familiarity, lowers anxiety and disorientation postoperatively (Marilynn E. Doenges, 2000).