Echography in Ocular Pathology

Ultrasound of the Anterior Segment

Author(s): Isabel Méndez-Marín and Mónica Llagostera-Serra

Pp: 21-32 (12)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681080321115010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The ultrasound in anterior segment has a great number of limitations, despite in patients with ocular cataract or with intraocular lens [IOL], has an important place. Furthermore is useful in patients with iris pathologies [iris tumours], or in patients with malignant glaucoma. The most important technique for anterior segment examination with ultrasounds is the ultrasonic biomicroscopy [UBM] technique, based on 35-50 MHz probes. In the next chapter we describe the UBM examination of anterior segment and its application in different pathologies as cornea diseases or glaucoma.

Keywords: Cornea, ultrasound biomicroscopy, corneal pathology, anterior segment, glaucoma, anterior globe injuries, biometry.

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