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Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Diagnosis Of Scleral Foreign Microbodies
Sep 27, 2017

 

Investigate the role of ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) in diagnosing scleral foreign microbodies (SFMBs). Methods The characteristics of 26 cases of traumatic patients with SFMBs diagnosed by slit lamp microscope (SLM) or UBM were analyzed. Results SFMBs were divided into four categories. Class Ⅰ (10 cases) was more than 0.2mm, opaque in most cases, diagnosed by SLM and UBM; Class Ⅱ (8 cases) was less than 0.2mm, opaque or translucent, diagnosed by SLM, but not by UBM; Class Ⅲ (6 cases)was more than 0.2mm, transparent or translucent, diagnosed by UBM, but not by conventional SLM; Class Ⅳ (2 cases) was less than 0.2mm, transparent or translucent, found by high-resolution SLM, but not by UBM and conventional SLM. Conclusions UBM is a valuable adjunct for diagnosing SFMBs which are more than 0.2mm, even substitute operative exploration

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