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Normal Eye

TECHNIQUE

A high resolution linear probe is used at the highest frequency setting available (12Mhz in this example).

The eye is closed and a small amount of sterile water or gel is placed on the patient's eye lid. The eye is then examined transversely and longitudinally, pressing very lightly. In each transducer position the patient is asked to move the eyes to the left and to the right, and up and down. In this manner the entire eye is examined. 

Initially use normal settings, then use very high gain settings to examine the vitreous.

Still images and clips are stored.

ULTRASOUND FINDINGS

Examine from the front back.

Look at the eye lid, the cornea, the anterior chamber, the lens, pupil and iris. 

Pupillary function can be tested by shining a light into the other eye. 

Then examine posterior chamber, the vitreous and the retina, both with the eye still and with the patient moving their eyes.

Finally the optic nerve is examined and measured. Doppler can highlight the central retinal artery.


Normal Eye Ultrasound

Normal Eye Ultrasound

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