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Echography in Ocular Pathology

  • ID: 3168706
  • Book
  • April 2015
  • Region: Global, United Arab Emirates
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
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This monograph expands on the ultrasound exploration of the ocular globe (or, in other words, the human eye) with a review of the current knowledge about ocular ultrasound techniques and its indications in ophthalmic pathology. Ocular echography has only been recently studied in greater detail by ophthalmologists thanks to new imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography [OCT] and scanning lasers, which have become the preference in ocular exploration, relegating ultrasound to cases with poor fundus visualization.

New ultrasound equipment with multi-frequency linear probes between 15 to 18 MHz, also permits technicians to observe ocular structures with greater detail. A key aspect of ultrasound is its dynamic capability, which allows assessing the displacement of intraocular structures and their relation to the different eye layers. This is crucial in diagnosing retina pathologies that can affect the outcome of cataract surgery. Ocular echography is also an excellent option to determine retinal lesions in cases of ocular tumors (choroid melanoma) as it is also a differential diagnosis for other tumors (metastasic tumors or hemangiomas). The book also includes a chapter on the use of Color-Doppler ocular examinations in the diagnosis of ocular vasculopathies (arterial or venous occlusions).

Echography in Ocular Pathology empowers readers – ophthalmologists and clinical technicians – with the knowledge to diagnose different eye pathologies and thus ameliorate ophthalmic patient management.
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CHAPTERS

1. Ultrasonic Ocular Systems
Manuel Montero-Jaime, Ariadna Conejero-Olesti and Pedro Romero-Aroca

2. B-mode Ultrasound of the Normal Eye
Manuel Montero-Jaime, Pedro Romero-Aroca and Victor Perez-Riverole

3. Ultrasound of the Anterior Segment
Isabel Méndez-Marín and Mónica Llagostera-Serra

4. Ultrasound in the Posterior Segment
Pedro Romero-Aroca, Manuel Montero-Jaime, Marc Baget-Bernaldiz and Nuria Soler

5. Ocular Tumors
Marc Baget-Bernaldiz, Nuria Soler and Manuel Montero-Jaime

6. Color-Doppler Eye Scan Ultrasound
Manuel Montero-Jaime, Pedro Romero-Aroca and Javier Reyes-Torres

7. Ultrasound and Ocular Trauma
Pedro Romero-Aroca, Manuel Montero-Jaime and Demetrio A Ramos-Dominguez

8. Ultrasound and Eye Surgery
Pedro Romero-Aroca, Manuel Montero-Jaime, Nuria Soler and José A Buil-Calvo

9. Ultrasound Compared to Other Ocular Imaging Systems
Pedro Romero-Aroca, Manuel Montero-Jaime, Marc Baget-Bernaldiz and Victor Perez-Riverole

Subject Index
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