Ventilator Eye | definition of Ventilator Eye by Medical dictionary
A condition characterised by conjunctival oedema with incomplete closing of the eyelids, resulting in drying of the anterior eye and breakdown of the corneal epithelium. Ventilator eye commonly affects sedated and semiconscious intensive care unit patients and may lead to permanent ocular damage
Management Swimming goggles and regular moistening of the eyelids, creating a closed moist ‘chamber’
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