Ocular ultrasound, also known as ocular echography, "echo," or a B-scan, is a quick, non-invasive test routinely used in clinical practice to assess the structural integrity and pathology of the eye.
The application of this technology includes evaluation of traumatic eye injuries; assessing presence and location of an intraocular foreign body; evaluation of intraocular tumors, including small tumors that have not yet caused visual distortion; evaluation of retinal detachment; and evaluation of vascular disease.
An Ophthalmological Echograph is a diagnostic device used to perform ultrasound or ultrasound. Its operation is based on the use of high frequency sound waves to generate sequences of images of organs and body formations, in this case the eye.
Ocular Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that studies the structures of the eyeball and attached structures such as the muscles, cavity and optic nerve or the lacrimal gland using ultrasound. To do this, a gel is spread on the patient's skin, in this case the eyelid, and the probe of the portable ultrasound machine is put in contact with said gel to obtain the images.
The ultrasound is used mainly when there are opacities in the media that prevent direct observation of the interior of the eye. With the combination of current ultrasound techniques, many eyeball injuries can be diagnosed. The examination is painless for the patient, does not cause any type of damage and offers the advantage of obtaining images in real time in the consultation without the need to send the patient to hospitals for radiological tests.