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Which of the following physical assessment findings in an elderly patient should the nurse report to the physician?

Explanation

• Reddened sclera is abnormal for all ages and can indicate infection, closed angle glaucoma or the presence of a foreign body

• A resting tremor may indicate Parkinson's, particularly if it is unilateral or isolated to the leg, voice or chin

• With age, the thickness and density of the lens increases and become progressively more yellow. A decrease in tear production commonly occurs. The pupils generally become smaller, although certain medications may cause them to dilate

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