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jennyjoan | 14:12 Tue 22nd Sep 2020 | Body & Soul
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My deceased brother's girlfriend is a very bad diabetic and every now and again she gets injections into her eyes to keep her from going completely blind.

I thought she went to a professional optician to get these painful injections but I heard it is the nurse at the GPs.

Now I would think it would take a very qualified eye nurse to do these. What do you think.

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The Nurse must be properly trained to do them JJ.
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ok - thanks Mamy
Had them done at the eye hospital as I have uveitis. All nurses are qualified and will have plenty of training before doing it. Eye drops in firstly to numb the area. Never felt a thing. Don't worry.
I would have to be convinced that the nurse was well trained,in which case,I would have no problems in letting her/him give the injections, otherwise a Dr would be my choice.
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well she does complain of pain after the anaesthetic has worn off.
A lot of surgeries now have nurse practitioners.
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A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse and a type of mid-level practitioner//
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mine too Sqad or the professional optician
It's the sheer thought of the needle entering your eye that's scary,,the anaesthetic drops put in first work well though.
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last time I had to go to GP for a blood test and when I looked at the next room of the practice - I saw the receptionist taking blood, now I do know the girl probably would have been trained but she aint taking my blood
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BD - eye hospital ok for me too.
Perhaps the receptionist is a qualified nurse too.
Eye injections? They are two words I'd never want to see together.
many years ago now a cohort of our nursing auxiliaries (that is what they were called then) took the training and switched to being phlebotomists. I used to need regular blood tests and would always choose to go to one of them because they were so good at it. It was their only paramedical job, not an add on to other things, they all trained to do it because they wanted to do it and it mattered that they should do it well because it was the only thing they did. Not all of them were full time, some did other jobs as varying kinds of medical admin.
If I had to have the injections every few weeks like a lot of people have to, I'd rather have it done by the people I know at my local surgery than traipse miles to the eye hospital, hang around for ages and see a different person every time.
Some people have to have the injections every four weeks for life. I know that whoever does it will be properly trained and I'd rather be close to home.
Gosh the thought of it, I hope I never, ever have to have eye injections.
Eat lots of oily fish and green veg, Shirley. That should keep macular degeneration at bay
I like the fish bit, but not too keen on green veg. !
"professional optician"? I'm not sure an optician would want to give eye injections!
Well I'll have the green veg, but not the fish!

I would never doubt the inegrity of a nurse whether I'm at the surgery or the hospital. Apart from the extremely rare exception of mal practice, surely our systems are such that we can be assured that a person taking blood or administering an injection is fully trained despite appearances!
At 1536, that's what I was thinking. An optician specializes in the making of lenses and pairing them up with your chosen frames.

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