Ultrasound examination of the eye

1 February 2007
Volume 08, Issue 1

A review of use and future application of ultrasound in the hospital eye service.


Ultrasound can be used for taking accurate measurements of the ocular dimensions of the eye and for diagnostic imaging of the ocular structures and adnexa. The purpose of this article is to review the basic physics of ultrasound, the common modalities of ultrasound (A-scan, B-scan, ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and colour Doppler imaging) and clinical indications. 

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