Ophthalmic examinations were performed for determining the suitability of seven different types of non-ophthalmic ultrasound equipments for ophthalmological purposes. According to the results, the instruments with probes of 5 MHz or higher frequency are appropriate for certain screening ophthalmological purposes in hospitals where ophthalmic ultrasound instrument is still missing. The possible indications are: approximate estimation of axial eye length for intraocular lens calculation, and visualization of gross intraocular and orbital diseases, such as retinal detachment, tumours, foreign bodies etc. In case of pathological result or in case of axial eye length different from the average value, the high resolution ophthalmological ultrasound examination is mandatory. The modern colour-coded Doppler ultrasound equipments were found suitable for the examination of the circulation of the eye and orbit.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 4 1992|
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