About this book
With 308 case studies, coupled with more than 370 ultrasound images, Roger P. Harrie’s Clinical Ophthalmic Echography is an indispensable practical guide on how to use ultrasound quickly and reliably to identify eye disorders. This manual serves not only as an excellent procedural review, but also as a great "how-to" for clinicians new to ultrasound.
Chapters cover an array of ocular and orbital problems with which a patient may present, including vitreo-retinal disease, anterior segment problems, vascular lesions, and swollen discs. Dr. Harrie draws upon his broad experience in the ophthalmologic field and imparts his expertise in chapters that range from the evaluation of the painful eye, to basic principles of ultrasound, to echography in developing countries. The varied case studies contained within the chapters include a spectrum of patients across ages and clinical conditions. The studies illuminate the accuracy with which echography both images intraocular and orbital structures and gives valuable information on the status of the lens, vitreous, retina, choroid, sclera, and orbital structures. The book also illustrates how ultrasound is used for diagnostic purposes when pathology is clinically visible, such as differentiating iris and ciliary body lesions, ruling out choroidal and retinal detachments, differentiating intraocular tumors, evaluating serous versus hemorrhagic choroidal detachments, and determining the cause of the proptotic eye. Throughout, the book emphasizes that echography is a cost effective and practical extension of the clinician’s diagnostic capability. An extensive display of A-scan images illustrates the valuable addition this modality provides to the more familiar B-scan pictures.
With its case-based approach, concise procedural instruction, and extensive references, this practical manual will prove invaluable in the busy clinical setting.