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Missoula, MT 59807
329 East Pine St
Missoula, MT 59802
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The Morgan Lens Instructional Video: a five-minute long mpeg video demonstrating the insertion and removal of the lens as well as providing general information on its use.
The Morgan Lens PowerPoint Presentation: a 19-slide PowerPoint presentation with Speaker Notes showing the use of the Morgan Lens and providing additional information on chemical burns to the eye.
The Morgan Lens Instructions for Use Chart: a chart that provides step by step instructions on how to properly use the Morgan Lens.
White Papers: single page, printable sheets providing general information on ocular chemical burns, irrigating solutions, buffers, and the pediatric applications of the Morgan Lens)
Abstracts from articles: articles related to eye irrigation, chemical burns to the eye, use of the Morgan Lens, or other relevant information)
Sample protocols: links to on-line protocols plus a sample with suggestions on developing one for use with your organization)
Thanks for the opportunity to sing the praises of the Morgan Lens! Those of us who have been in the field for a while wonder what we ever did without them! We find two general uses for the lenses. One is for contact irritation: most typically, splashes. After local anesthetic, for ease of insertion, the lenses fit comfortably on patients of all ages and provide gentle and thorough irrigation of irritant substances. We have many cases of this type. The second most common use is for patients show suffer multiple injuries due to automobile accidents, major trauma, burns, falls, etc. Not only does the lens thoroughly irrigate the eye, removing most or all of the debris that has accumulated, it more importantly frees up the nurse's hands so that she can perform other lifesaving functions. Quite frankly, eye irrigation was treated as "the bottom of the list" often because other patient's other injuries were more devastating with higher morbidity and mortality. Particularly in the burn patient, the soothing effect of the irrigation and potential to prevent infection or further injury, make it an easy to use, valuable asset for patient care.Registered Nurse (Montana)
The Morgan Lens is used in 90% of hospital emergency departments in the USA and can be inserted in less than 20 seconds. There simply is no other "hands-free" method of eye irrigation. Nothing else frees medical personnel to treat other injuries or to transport the patient while irrigation is underway. Nothing is more effective at treating ocular chemical, thermal, and actinic burns or removing non-embedded foreign bodies, even when the patient's eyes are closed tightly. Its design makes it simple and straightforward to use so minimal training is required.