Ocular

Indications

      • Clinical suspicion for posterior chamber pathology
      • Concern for elevated intracranial pressure

Clinical Questions

      • Is there evidence of posterior chamber pathology (retinal detachment, vitreous detachment, vitreous hemorrhage)?
      • Is there evidence of lens dislocation?
      • Is the optic nerve diameter normal size? (Is intracranial pressure normal?)

Documentation

Bedside Ocular Ultrasound performed by me:
Indication:  Vision change
Findings—
No evidence of retinal detachment, vitreous detachment or vitreous hemorrhage
Optic nerve sheath diameter < 5 mm
Images archived in the medical record

Recommended Reading

    • Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vol 1 & Vol 2
      • Chapter 31: Ocular

Other Online Resources

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