Ocular Trauma/Endophthalmitis

  • Abdulrahman H. Algaeed
  • Igor KozakEmail author


Both blunt and penetrating trauma to the eye can lead to severe ocular morbidity. If trauma causes bleeding or media opacification, ocular ultrasonography is indispensable in assessing the extent of the tissue damage. In the absence of an intraocular foreign body, the concern is about conditions such as vitreous hemorrhage or retinal and choroidal detachment. Ultrasound has high sensitivity in detecting the presence of radio-dense intraocular foreign bodies, but CT scans and plain-film radiography are standard methods for their localization [1, 2].


Eye trauma Ophthalmic ultrasound B-scan Penetrating injury Intraocular foreign body Endophthalmitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingKing Khaled Eye Specialist HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Moorfields Eye HospitalsAbu DhabiUAE

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