Vu Thi Thuy Linh

National Institute of Ophthalmology, Vietnam

Title: Nursing Care For Cataract Patients After Phacoemulsification


Background: Cataract is the leading cause of vision loss in middle age. Phacoemulsification is a modern cataract surgery. However, before surgery, patients still worry about whether the surgery will cause pain, whether they will see clearly after surgery, and what type of artificial lens they should choose for their surgery. The nurse is the one who encourages and advises the patients to feel secure about surgery. 

Purposes: (1) Patients feel secure about cataract surgery. (2) No complications occurred during post-operative care. (3) Patients are satisfied with service.

Methods: Before surgery, the patient is explained the necessary procedures. On the day of surgery, the patient’s eyes are cleaned, mydriatics, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are applied. After surgery, implementing systemic medications and eye drops. Health education about how to use the eyes after surgery and regular follow–up examinations.

Results: Patients feel secure when performing surgery. During post-operative care, there is not any complications. Patients are satisfied with service.

Conclusion: Nurse plays important role in patient care after cataract surgery.


Vu Thi Thuy Linh is from, The National Institute of Ophthalmology, Vietnam, and graduated from Ha Noi Medical University, Vietnam. Major in Ophthalmic Nursing and have been working at the National Institute of Ophthalmology since 2009 until now. Participated in presenting scientific research projects in the field of ophthalmology in Vietnam - won the third prize in 2016 at the National Ophthalmology Conference in Vietnam.