Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7167
CAETANO, Joselany Afio; LIMA, Maria Alzete; SILVA, Denise Araújo e NASCIMENTO, Jennara Cândido do. Impact of monocular vision after ocular trauma . Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.64, n.5, pp. 845-848. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672011000500007.
Convergent-care qualitative research, that aimed to identify perceptions and meanings related to visual loss in patients with monocular vision due to ocular trauma. Participants were six victims of ocular trauma with monocular vision, from a reference hospital in emergency. Data emerged from the speeches of people in the living group and from semi-structured interviews. The results showed the expectative to see again, the doubt on the diagnosis and lack of monitoring, which arouse the feeling of anguish and conflict situation related to loss of independence. The living group was considered a contributor to a healthier life by promoting the exchange of experiences and knowledge.
Palavras-chave : Nursing; Trauma; Ophthalmology.