Ultrasound and Eye Surgery
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Pedro Romero-Aroca, Manuel Montero-Jaime, Nuria Soler and Jose A Buil-Calvo
The ultrasound in ophthalmic surgery is essential in the preoperatory stage,
when media opacities cause hindrance in the retina examination. When a patient is
admitted for intraocular surgery, echography is mandatory to detect possible intraocular
diseases as retinal detachment. In postoperative status, the patients need echographies if
new media opacities appear as in case of postoperative hemorrhages in a vitrectomy
surgery. In these cases the echography visualizes the posterior pole and permits to
establish a correct diagnosis and a postoperative therapy.
Cataract, lens luxation, intraocular lens luxation, retinal detachment,
vitrectomy, periphery new vessels, tractional retinal detachment, vitreous
hemorrhage, choroidal hemorrhage, malignant glaucoma.
Hospital Universitario Sant Joan, Avda. Doctor Josep Laporte 1 Reus, Spain.