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Sonography of the eye

Deepak G Bedi, Daniel S Gombos, Chaan S Ng, Sanjay Singh
AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology 2006, 187 (4): 1061-72
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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to show how sonography can reveal pathology of the eye and to highlight its usefulness as a simple and cost-effective tool in investigating eye symptoms.

CONCLUSION: The cystic nature of the eye, its superficial location, and high-frequency transducers make it possible to clearly show normal anatomy and pathology such as tumors, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, foreign bodies, and vascular malformations. Sonography is useful as a treatment follow-up technique because it has no adverse effects. Sonography is well tolerated by patients and relatively easy to perform for those familiar with real-time sonography.

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