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Timothy Nydam, Steve Tanksley
Incorporation of point-of-care ultrasound into the skill set of Special Operations medical providers should come with an appreciation of the potential limitations of the technology. We present a case of a U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier who suffered traumatic monocular vision loss after being struck in the eye during a combatives tournament. Evaluation in the emergency department (ED) included an unremarkable ocular ultrasound, despite a high clinical suspicion of intraocular pathology. Ophthalmologic consultation was obtained emergently...
2013: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
D A T Gay, J V Ritchie, J N Perry, S Horne
Penetrating eye injuries are uncommon in a civilian environment, but unfortunately, very common in a military emergency department. Ultrasound of the eye is quick, reliable, accurate, and easy to learn. This review aims to demonstrate normal anatomy and penetrating injuries of the anterior and posterior compartments of the eye.
January 2013: Clinical Radiology
Carol Katherine Kniess, Tiffany C Fong, Aaron J Reilly, Chaiya Laoteppitaks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Keith S Boniface, Ahmad Aalam, Mohammad Salimian, Yiju Teresa Liu, Hamid Shokoohi
BACKGROUND: Ocular trauma and acute loss of vision are high-yield patient presentations that may benefit from the use of bedside ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis of a variety of vision-threatening problems. CASE REPORT: We present a case of bilateral lens dislocation in which the diagnosis of lens dislocation was missed on initial computed tomography of the orbits but detected on bedside ultrasound. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Point-of-care ultrasound can rapidly identify ocular pathology and expedite specialist consultation, and if necessary, transfer to a specialty center for further management...
June 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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