Ultrasound elastography has become available in everyday practice, allowing direct measurement
of tissue elasticity with important and expanding clinical applications. Several studies
that have evaluated pathological and non-pathological tissues have demonstrated that ultrasound
elastography can actually improve the diagnostic accuracy of the underlying disease process by detecting
differences in their elasticity. Ocular and periocular tissues can also be characterized by
their elastic properties. In this context, a comprehensive review of literature on ultrasound elastography
as well as its current applications in Ophthalmology is presented.
Keywords: Ultrasound elastography, strain elastography, shear wave elastography, ocular tissues, periocular tissues, imaging.
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