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Developments in Anaesthetics & Pain Management

Emerging Role of Bedside Ocular Ultrasound in Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit

Submission: September 10, 2017;Published: January 08, 2018

Volume1 Issue1
January 2018


Ultrasonography (US) is being increasingly used outside the radiology suites into various areas like operative room (OR), intensive care (ICU) and emergency department (ED) both as diagnostic tool as well to guide interventions. The popularity and application of US for vascular catheterization, thoracic and abdominal assessment in ED and ICU has increased dramatically over the last decade. The orbital US is one the simple, quick and potential imaging tool to assess not only ocular pathology, but also act as window for intracranial pathology which provide bedside, real time information. Ultrasound has become integral part of ED and ICU and can be applied as bed side point of care in variety of traumatic or non-traumatic ocular condition. This review provides updated information on the emerging application of orbital US in ED and ICU for various ocular and intracranial pathology.

Keywords: Ocular ultrasonography; Ocular trauma; Retinal detachment; Intracranial pressure

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