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Ocular Ultrasound

  • Brian Patrick Murray
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Abstract

The use of point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department, as well as in the intensive care unit and in outpatient clinics, has exploded in the last few years due largely to point-of-care ultrasound’s low cost, ease of use, and ability to answer specific questions in a timely manner. Its use is particularly helpful in the undifferentiated patient, in whom there is a change in vision, where it may quickly and effectively augment or even replace the fundoscopic exam. This chapter reviews the common applications of the ocular point-of-care ultrasound exam, and it covers the basics of how to perform an ultrasound examination as well as normal and common pathologic states.

Keywords

Point-of-care Ultrasound Ocular Ultrasound safety Lens dislocation Retinal detachment Vitreous detachment Vitreous hemorrhage Endophthalmitis Optic nerve sheath diameter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Patrick Murray
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  1. 1.Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical CenterSan AntonioUSA

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