NCLEX RN Practice Question 463

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Hyphema

Description

  • Presence of blood in the anterior chamber that occurs as a result of an injury
  • The condition usually resolves in 5 to 7 days.

Interventions

  • Encourage rest with the client in a semi-Fowler’s position.
  • Avoid sudden eye movements for 3 to 5 days to decrease the likelihood of bleeding.
  • Administer cycloplegic eye drops as prescribed to relax the eye muscles and place the eye at rest.
  • Instruct the client in the use of eye shields or eye patches as prescribed.
  • Instruct the client to restrict reading and limit watching television.

 

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