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PV Card: Focused Ocular Ultrasound

2017-08-03T00:19:05+00:00

ocular ultrasound vitreous hemorrhage ultrasoundOcular injuries and pathology are a common cause for Emergency Department visits. With bedside ultrasonography, many of these conditions can be assessed. Did you know that you can check for a retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and even a lens dislocation? What do these look like? Check out this great PV card on the focused ultrasound assessment of the eye.

PV Card: Ocular Ultrasound


Adapted from 1,2
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1.
Blaivas M, Theodoro D, Sierzenski P. A study of bedside ocular ultrasonography in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2002;9(8):791-799. [PubMed]
2.
Kimberly H, Shah S, Marill K, Noble V. Correlation of optic nerve sheath diameter with direct measurement of intracranial pressure. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15(2):201-204. [PubMed]
Scott Kobner
ALiEM New Submissions Editor
Medical Student
New York University School of Medicine
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