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Ultrasound examination of optic nerve among people having eye contusion


Eye contusion may be accompanied by optic nerve disorder and development of traumatic optic neuropathy (TON). Existing research methods in opaqueocular media make it difficult to diagnose TON. The aim of this study was to perform an ultrasound examination so as to assess the state of the optic nerve after eye contusion. There were ultrasounded retrobulbar parts of the optic nerve of the injured and the fellow eye of 12 patients with eye contusion. There were taken measurements of optic nerve sheath diameter 3 mm behind the eyeball. A statistically significant increase of the diameter of the optic nerve sheath in the injured eye was discovered.


ultrasound; eye trauma; optic nerve

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