Ultrasonic examination of the silicone-filled eye: theoretical and practical considerations.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As the use of silicone oil in the treatment of complex retinal detachment becomes more frequent, an accurate assessment of ocular structures in these eyes by ultrasonic imaging is increasingly important. Because of the ultrasonic properties of silicone oil, the interpretation of ultrasound images of the silicone-filled eye is difficult. We have developed a mathematical model of ultrasound propagation in the eye. Using a computer simulation with graphic output, we have been able to make calculations concerning the interpretation and limitations of ultrasound examination in patients with intraocular silicone oil.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shugar, JK; de Juan, E; McCuen, BW; Tiedeman, J; Landers, MR; Machemer, R

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 224 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 361 - 367

PubMed ID

  • 3519372

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0721-832X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02150030


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany