Objective: To investigate the effect of extended nursing care on corneal transplantation and its clinical significance. Methods: Clinical data of 71 patients after corneal transplantation, including extramural medication, visual acuity and outpatient follow-up were collected. The patients were randomly divided into the extended nursing care (n=36) and routine nursing care groups (n=35). The changes of visual acuity, family function and quality of life were compared between two groups. Results: The visual acuity in two groups was significantly improved after surgery, but no significant difference was noted between two groups (P>0.05). The family function and quality of life scores significantly differed before and after extended care (P<0.05), and there was no difference in the score before and after routine care (P>0.05), there was a significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05).Extended care was significantly superior to the routine care (P<0.05). Conclusion: Extended nursing care can obviously improve the compliance of treatment and nursing of patients after corneal transplantation. It can reflect the value of nursing profession and social service function, and help patients to make a smooth transition from hospital to home.
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