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Ophthalmic Nursing, 4th Edition

Mary E. Shaw (Editor), Agnes Lee (Editor), Rosalind Stollery (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-69773-3 May 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 336 Pages


There have been many changes in the arena of ophthalmic care since the last edition of this book was published.  This fourth edition has been fully updated and revised to reflect these recent advances in care, and incorporates new information on patient care, contexts of care, and expanded roles.

It includes a greater emphasis on the primary care setting, more information on issues such as new treatments, infection control, and use of technology, greater detail on theatre, anaesthetics and recovery, and new information on the role of other healthcare professionals involved in ophthalmic care. Now with colour illustrations throughout, this accessible text also includes evidence-based procedure guidelines and reflective practice exercises that enable the reader to apply the learning in practice.

Written by highly regarded authors based at The University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Ophthalmic Nursing is a must-have for every eye department.

  1. The Ophthalmic Patient

  2. The Health Professional in Ophthalmic Care

  3. Ophthalmic Care Procedures

  4. The Globe: A Brief Overview

  5. The Protective Structures

  6. The Lcrimal System and Tear Film

  7. The Conjunctiva

  8. The Cornea and sclera

  9. The Uveal Tract

  10. Glaucoma

  11. The Crystalline Lens

  12. The Retina, Optic Nerve and Vitreous

  13. The Extra-ocular Muscles

  14. Ophthalmic Trauma

  15. Removal of an Eye

  16. Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease

  17. Ophthalmic Drugs
"It provides a sound knowledge base for ophthalmic nurses. The layout is clear and easy to follow. . . I have recommended it to my work colleagues. It is a valuable resource, easy to understand and covers the day to day aspects of ophthalmic nursing - and is a must have for every accident and emergency department." (The International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice, 1 August 2011)


  • Fully revised and updated to include RCN Ophthalmic Competencies and NICE guidelines

  • Includes key skills and rationale for practice

  • Highly illustrated, with colour photographs