Echographic diagnosis of scleral fold in hypotony.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To report the echographic appearance of a scleral fold in hypotony. METHOD: We performed ultrasonography on a patient who, after trabeculectomy with mitomycin C, had an intraocular pressure of 1 mm Hg, an opaque cataract, and suspected hypotonous maculopathy in the left eye. RESULTS: An area of dome-shaped eyewall thickening was noted near the tendon of the lateral rectus muscle in primary gaze. This thickening increased substantially in lateral gaze, mimicking a foreign body or a tumor. CONCLUSION: Recognizing this abnormality is important to avoid erroneous diagnosis of an intraocular foreign body or a tumor in hypotonous eyes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Loewenstein, A; McKinnon, S; DiBernardo, C

Published Date

  • August 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 260 - 261

PubMed ID

  • 9262560

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70801-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States