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Administering a subconjunctival injection.

Stevens S - Community Eye Health (2009)

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Affiliation: Nurse Advisor, Community Eye Health Journal, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

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To administer medication in high concentration: for severe inflammation for treating infection at the end of an operation for dilating the pupil. local anaesthetic drops sterile 2 ml syringe prescribed medication sterile 21G needle sterile 25G needle eye pad tape bandage clean cotton wool or gauze swabs... Reassure the patient that adequate anaesthetic drops will be instilled before the injection is given... Ask the patient to look in the opposite direction and fix his/her gaze... Insert the needle into the space between the conjunctiva and the sclera... Ensure the bevel remains under the conjunctiva and inject the fluid slowly to create a ballooning effect (Figure 4)... Hold an eye pad in position for a minute or so - the ballooning will subside... Apply the eye pad securely and, for maximum comfort, also apply a bandage... The pad and bandage should remain in position for two hours, after which any prescribed topical eye medication may be continued... Tell the patient that the conjunctiva may appear red and swollen and that the eye may be sore after the anaesthetic drops wear off... Oral paracetamol (two tablets) may be given for pain relief.

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Mentions: With the bevel of the needle uppermost, lay the needle against the globe, away from the cornea, and make a ‘pocket’ of conjunctiva (Figure 3).


Administering a subconjunctival injection.

Stevens S - Community Eye Health (2009)

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Mentions: With the bevel of the needle uppermost, lay the needle against the globe, away from the cornea, and make a ‘pocket’ of conjunctiva (Figure 3).

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Affiliation: Nurse Advisor, Community Eye Health Journal, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

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To administer medication in high concentration: for severe inflammation for treating infection at the end of an operation for dilating the pupil. local anaesthetic drops sterile 2 ml syringe prescribed medication sterile 21G needle sterile 25G needle eye pad tape bandage clean cotton wool or gauze swabs... Reassure the patient that adequate anaesthetic drops will be instilled before the injection is given... Ask the patient to look in the opposite direction and fix his/her gaze... Insert the needle into the space between the conjunctiva and the sclera... Ensure the bevel remains under the conjunctiva and inject the fluid slowly to create a ballooning effect (Figure 4)... Hold an eye pad in position for a minute or so - the ballooning will subside... Apply the eye pad securely and, for maximum comfort, also apply a bandage... The pad and bandage should remain in position for two hours, after which any prescribed topical eye medication may be continued... Tell the patient that the conjunctiva may appear red and swollen and that the eye may be sore after the anaesthetic drops wear off... Oral paracetamol (two tablets) may be given for pain relief.

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