Hospital Infection Control
What are the key principles of preventing eye infections? What infection control procedures should be followed in the outpatient clinic? Hand washing/sanitizing should be routinely performed in between each patient. Using gloves during examination of suspected infectious conjunctivitis cases is highly recommended. Clinicians should use single use eye drops or minimum volume multi-dose vials that…
Carboxymethylcellulose sodium 1.0%, glycerin 0.25%; liquid oph. gel.
Polyvinyl alcohol 0.5%, povidone 0.6%; oph. soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.
Are You Sure the Patient Has Diabetic Retinopathy? The patient may be asymptomatic but may present with blurred vision, floaters and dark shadows in vision, and diplopia. Difficulty focusing, reading, and blurred vision are the most common symptoms. Other symptoms are less frequent, but may present in more advanced retinopathy. Patients have a history of…
Naphazoline HCl 0.012%, glycerin 0.2%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.
OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has an ocular sign of child physical abuse? What are the typical findings for this disease? Any injury to the eye can be the result of child physical abuse. Therefore, child abuse should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of an eye…
Infants exposed to the Zika virus in utero should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities.
Physicians should note that a red eye associated with Zika is not necessarily only conjunctivitis.
Naphazoline HCl 0.025%, pheniramine maleate 0.3%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.