Patients often visit the community pharmacy
with eye complaints. The pharmacy staff are well-placed to inform customers
about maintaining healthy eyes as well as about managing common eye problems.
This module discusses the presentation, the signs and symptoms and the
treatment of common eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
This module will enable you to:
Have a basic knowledge of the
structures of the eye.
Know the steps that can be
taken to help ensure that the eyes remain healthy.
Appropriately refer patients
presenting in the pharmacy with a red eye to the pharmacist or doctor.
Learn about the three main
causes of conjunctivitis and the management of these common eye disorders.
Know which are suitable products
for patients complaining of mild dry eye disease.
Learn about two common eyelid
problems and their management.
Show patients how to use
eyedrops and eye ointments.
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