NCLEX® QOTD: Amblyopia
Published on Oct 11, 2023. Updated on Oct 24, 2023.
The nurse is caring for a client with amblyopia. The nurse should associate which clinical finding with this condition?
A.Osmosify “exophthalmos” (cropped)
Osmosify- “bacterial conjunctivitis”
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Rationale: This image depicts one eye that wanders outward, a typical finding associated with amblyopia. Amblyopia is commonly referred to as “lazy eye” because the affected eye is weaker and often wanders inward or outward.
Amblyopia is a condition in which one eye has reduced vision due to abnormal visual development. Amblyopia is commonly referred to as lazy eye because the affected eye is weaker and often wanders inward or outward.
Incorrect answer explanations
Rationale: This image depicts exophthalmos, which refers to the anterior protrusion of one or both eyes. This finding can be associated with thyroid disease, an orbital tumor, or foreign matter being introduced into the eye.
Rationale: This image depicts reddened sclera with yellow discharge, which is typically associated with an infection due to bacterial conjunctivitis. This is not associated with amblyopia.
Rationale: This image depicts cataracts, which appear as a clouding of the eyes' lenses due to protein buildup. This is a risk factor for the development of amblyopia but is not a clinical manifestation of this condition.
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