What do you need to know?
It is the newest version of high-resolution ultrasound scanner that optionally allows biometry and pachymetry functions.
The first function is to measure the axial length of the eye. This data is then entered into an IOL calculation formula to determine the power of the intraocular lens to be implanted in the patient’s eye.
The second function is to measure corneal thickness at one or more points on the cornea. It is necessary in determining the risk of developing glaucoma and in assessing intraocular pressure.
Oculo-orbital ultrasound is basically a common ultrasound, therefore painless, which allows the evaluation of the soft tissues of the eye socket, of the eye as a whole, but also of the various ocular structures (lens, vitreous, choroid, retina, optic nerve). It is indicated for trauma, tumors, intraocular bleeding, retinal detachment, vitreous body evaluation (myodesopsias, vitreous hemorrhages, posterior vitreous detachment) and pre-operative in cataract surgery (being extremely useful in very advanced cataracts that do not allow the visualization of fundus structures due to the very high crystalline density).