Visualization of posterior lens capsule integrity by 20-MHz ultrasound probe in ocular trauma

Tuong-Nam Nguyen, Magdi Mansour, Jean Deschenes, Susan Lindley
American Journal of Ophthalmology 2003, 136 (4): 754-5

PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of the 20-MHz ultrasound probe in facilitating visualization of the posterior lens capsule in ocular trauma.

DESIGN: Interventional case report.

METHODS: Serial examinations using 10-MHz, 20-MHz, and 50-MHz ultrasound technologies were performed on the anterior segment of the right eye of an 18-year-old man referred with a diagnosis of globe penetration and secondary traumatic cataract.

RESULTS: Cross-sectional echograms of the anterior segment using the 20-MHz ultrasound showed posterior lens capsule integrity.

CONCLUSION: When verifying the status of the posterior lens capsule in cases of ocular trauma, the 20-MHz ultrasound probe is a useful and novel approach.

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