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


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.


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


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