Echography in Ocular Pathology

This monograph expands on the ultrasound exploration of the ocular globe (or, in other words, the human eye) with a review of the current knowledge about ocular ultrasound techniques and its ...
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Ultrasound of the Anterior Segment

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Isabel Méndez-Marín and Mónica Llagostera-Serra

Abstract

The ultrasound in anterior segment has a great number of limitations, despite in patients with ocular cataract or with intraocular lens [IOL], has an important place. Furthermore is useful in patients with iris pathologies [iris tumours], or in patients with malignant glaucoma. The most important technique for anterior segment examination with ultrasounds is the ultrasonic biomicroscopy [UBM] technique, based on 35-50 MHz probes. In the next chapter we describe the UBM examination of anterior segment and its application in different pathologies as cornea diseases or glaucoma.

Keywords:

Cornea, ultrasound biomicroscopy, corneal pathology, anterior segment, glaucoma, anterior globe injuries, biometry.

Affiliation:

Hospital Universitario Sant Joan, Avda. Doctor Josep Laporte 1 Reus, Spain.