Ultrasound biomicroscopy

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Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a type of ultrasound eye exam that makes a more detailed image than regular ultrasound. High-energy sound waves are bounced off the inside of the eye and the echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine. This makes a picture called a sonogram.[1] It is useful in glaucoma, cysts and neoplasms of the eye, as well as the evaluation of trauma and foreign bodies of the eye.[1]


  1. ^ a b Silverman RH (January 2009). "High-resolution ultrasound imaging of the eye - a review". Clin. Experiment. Ophthalmol. 37 (1): 54–67. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9071.2008.01892.x. PMC 2796569Freely accessible. PMID 19138310. 

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".