Eye care for critically ill adults

Published: December 2021. Next review: 2026.

Eye care is important for the effective clinical management of critically ill patients in intensive care.

Regular eye care can prevent dryness, damage to the eye, complications and infection.

The guide provides recommendations for:

  • patient assessment
  • interventions
  • infection prevention
  • clinical governance.

The guide is a revision of Eye Care Clinical Practice Guidelines, first released in 2014.

Download the guide (PDF 864.3 KB)

Eye care for critically ill adults guideline
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