Ultrasound biomicroscopy in anterior ocular trauma

Daniel M. Berinstein, Ronald C. Gentile, Paul A. Sidoti, Zeev Stegman, Celso Tello, Jeffrey M. Liebmann, Robert Ritch

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated the role of ultrasound biomicroscopy after ocular trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ultrasound biomicroscopy was performed in six eyes of six patients at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary after a variety of traumatic ocular injuries. RESULTS: Eyes with angle recession, iridodialysis, cyclodialysis, hyphema, an intraocular foreign body, scleral laceration, and subluxed crystalline lens were imaged without complication. Ultrasound biomicroscopy aided in the diagnosis when visualization was limited by media opacities or distorted anterior segment anatomy. CONCLUSION: Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a safe and effective adjunctive tool for the clinical assessment and management of ocular trauma, especially when visualization is limited and multiple traumatic injuries are involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes


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