INSTRUCTIONS, WARNINGS & MANUALS
Instructions for use
Before performing any eye procedure:
Wash your hands (and afterwards too).
Position the patient comfortably with head supported.
Avoid distraction for yourself and the patient.
Ensure good lighting.
Always explain to the patient what you are going to do.
It is important to remind the patient not to open the affected eye under the pad. If the eyelids do not close naturally over the cornea it will be necessary, before padding, to tape the eyelids closed.
Apply a piece of adhesive tape, about 15 centimetres long, to the eye pad.
Ask the patient to close both eyes.
Position the eye pad diagonally over the closed lids of the affected eye and tape firmly, but gently, to the forehead and cheek.
Apply a second and third piece of tape to ensure the pad lies flat.
Extra protection can be given by taping a shield over the pad in the same way. Shields are produced commercially and are called a Cartella shield. You can also make your own.