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5 years ago
After surgery to remove a cataract, which of the following should the nurse instruct the client?
  1. Be sure to follow the schedule for the prescribed eyedrop medication.
  2. Sleep on the right side to promote drainage.
  3. It is okay to rub the eye because the surgery was on the inside.
  4. This is an outpatient procedure, and there are no instructions for the patient.

Question 2

The nurse should instruct a client, diagnosed with glaucoma, that the purpose of medication is to:
  1. help dry up excess secretions.
  2. lower the intraocular pressure.
  3. strengthen the muscles of the eye.
  4. improve the vision in the eye.

Question 3

A client is recovering from a cerebral bleed which is placing pressure on the hypothalamus. Which of the following will the nurse most likely assess in this client?
  1. Variations in body temperature
  2. Blindness
  3. Alteration in speech
  4. Uncoordinated body movements

Question 4

A client is recovering from an injury to the frontal lobe of the brain. The nurse realizes that which of the following will be affected by this injury?
  1. Higher intellectual functioning
  2. Visual perception
  3. Coordination
  4. Respiratory rate

Question 5

A client is experiencing a gradual blurring of vision in both eyes not associated with any pain. The nurse suspects the client is experiencing:
  1. glaucoma.
  2. cataracts.
  3. macular degeneration.
  4. retinal detachment.
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kimahnse Author
5 years ago
The answer to question 1  1
Client education is extremely important in the aftercare of cataract surgery. There is a need to emphasize the postoperative care of eyedrop instillation. The client should not place any pressure near or on the eye. Postoperative instructions are highly important for the client having an outpatient surgical procedure.

The answer to question 2  2
Glaucoma is a disease that relates to the increase of intraocular pressure. The medication given will decrease this intraocular pressure. Medication for glaucoma is not used to help dry up excess secretions, strengthen the eye muscles, or improve vision.

The answer to question 3  1
The hypothalamus regulates temperature of the body. Pressure from a cerebral bleed on the hypothalamus could cause variations in the client's body temperature. Pressure to the hypothalamus will not cause blindness, alterations in speech, or uncoordinated body movements.

The answer to question 4  1
The major function of the frontal lobe of the cerebral hemisphere is high-level cognitive activity. This is what will be affected in the client with an injury to the frontal lobe. Visual perception occurs in the occipital lobe. Coordination occurs from the cerebellum. Respiratory rate is controlled by the brainstem.

The answer to question 5  2
Cataracts occur as the opacity of the lens becomes cloudy, blurring the vision. It occurs in both eyes but is usually worse in one eye. Gradual eye blurring is not associated with glaucoma, macular degeneration, or retinal detachment.
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