Category Archives: Ophthalmology

Ultrasound Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment presents with visual “flashes/floaters,” and partial or total monocular decreased vision. Retinal disease is commonly missed on direct ophthalmic exam. Evaluation for retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and vitreous detachment are all possible using a standard high frequency linear … Continue reading

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Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Acute angle closure glaucoma occurs when pupillary dilation causes apposition of the lens and the iris, resulting in obstruction of aqueous outflow from the eye leading to an increase in intraocular pressure. Precipatating events include dim lighting, topical mydriatics, anticholinergics, … Continue reading

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Orbital Cellulitis

Disease anterior to the orbital septum is pre-septal while disease posterior is defined as post-septal. Orbital cellulitis is more common in the pediatric population but can occur in any age group. Post-septal disease is confined to the bony orbit which … Continue reading

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Retrobulbar Hemorrhage

Bleeding into the confined retrobulbar space causes an increase in volume and the globe to be displaced anteriorly leading to proptosis. This increase in volume causes a compartment syndrome of the orbital compartment, leading to increased tissue pressure which directly … Continue reading

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