Ultrasonographic findings are reported in 7 cases of endophthalmitis (6 of bacterial and 1 of fungal origin) resulting from perforating injuries (2 cases), severe corneal ulcers (2 cases) and open-eye surgery (3 cases). The most frequent ultrasonographic picture was characterized by a series of low reflectivity echoes in the vitreous with a high degree of mobility (7/7), fairly large endovitreal vacuoles (3/7) and hyaloid thickening (3/7). In one case the vitreous involvement was confined to only one quadrant. Choroidal thickening both of a homogeneous-diffuse (2/7) and nodular-multifocal type (3/7) was found. Localized choroidal detachment (1/7) and exudative pre-equatorial retinal detachment (1/7) were detected in only two cases. Ultrasonography proved useful both for detecting involvement of the posterior segment and for monitoring the time course of the infection process.

Ultrasonographic findings in endophthalmitis.

MARCHINI, Giorgio
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1995

Abstract

Ultrasonographic findings are reported in 7 cases of endophthalmitis (6 of bacterial and 1 of fungal origin) resulting from perforating injuries (2 cases), severe corneal ulcers (2 cases) and open-eye surgery (3 cases). The most frequent ultrasonographic picture was characterized by a series of low reflectivity echoes in the vitreous with a high degree of mobility (7/7), fairly large endovitreal vacuoles (3/7) and hyaloid thickening (3/7). In one case the vitreous involvement was confined to only one quadrant. Choroidal thickening both of a homogeneous-diffuse (2/7) and nodular-multifocal type (3/7) was found. Localized choroidal detachment (1/7) and exudative pre-equatorial retinal detachment (1/7) were detected in only two cases. Ultrasonography proved useful both for detecting involvement of the posterior segment and for monitoring the time course of the infection process.
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