The ointment is placed in the lower conjunctival sac so it will not scratch the eye itself and will get well distributed.
A positive Babinski reflex in adults should be reported to the physician because it indicates a lesion of the corticospinal tract. Answer A is incorrect because it does not indicate that the clients condition is improving. Answer B is incorrect because changing the position will not alter the finding. Answer C is incorrect because a positive Babinski reflex is an expected finding in an infant but not in an adult.
Respiratory complications can occur because of edema of the glottis or injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve.