Ocular B-scan Ultrasound using non-dedicated Ultrasound system: Preliminary Report from Sagamu
Hitherto, opacity of the media precluding view of the retina has prevented ophthalmologists in Sagamu from making definitive diagnosis and decisions on management of some intraocular or orbital lesions. Recently, facility for ocular B-scan ultrasonography has been available in Sagamu. The objective of this study is to assess if ocular B-scan ultrasonography can assist the ophthalmologists in making diagnosis, thereby aiding in management decision of ocular and orbital diseases. We retrospectively review the clinical notes of the 29 patients who underwent ocular B-scan ultrasound of 37 eyes for analysis of age, sex, indications for request, ultrasound findings and subsequent management. The age ranges between 5days and 70years (mean 31years). Male: Female ratio was 2:1. Management decisions were influenced by ultrasound findings in 95% of patients.
Keywords: Ocular ultrasound, opaque media, non-dedicated ultrasound system, ophthalmoscope
The Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 52 (4) 2007: pp. 82-84