Now I see you...Ocular ultrasound
Now I see you...Ocular ultrasound
Now I see you...Ocular ultrasound
Now I see you...Ocular ultrasoundDr Cian McDermottEmergency Physician, University Hospital Geelong, AustraliaA 44 year old man attended ED with a shimmering effect in his left eye and unilateral temporary painless visual disturbance. He had previously been treated for a retinal tearOcular PoCUS shows a frond-like linear structure lifting away from the posterior surface of the globePosterior vitreous detachment (PVD) was suspected while retinal detachment (RD) was also considered. PVD was confirmed by the specialist team and the patient was treated conservativelyRD and PVD are 2 causes of acute painless loss of vision that I find difficult to detect on clinical examination. The diagnosis may be made using bedside ocular USVive PoCUS!ReferencesThe diagnostic accuracy of bedside ocular ultrasonography for the diagnosis of retinal detachment: a systematic review and meta-analysis PMID: 24680547Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: Best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. BET 2: The use of bedside ultrasound in diagnosing retinal detachment in emergency department PMID 24623730 
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