[Ultrasound imaging in the management of endophthalmitis]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 2007 Dec;30(10):1037-48. doi: 10.1016/s0181-5512(07)79286-0.
[Article in French]


Endophthalmitis is a major complication of surgery or trauma that may need an echographic evaluation by a general ophthalmologist in emergency. Echography is also useful for the therapeutic management of endophthalmitis. This review gives a general view of ocular lesions seen in this context (hyalitis, choroidal or retinal detachment, lens dislocation, intraocular foreign body, cellulitis). We describe a practical chart to standardize the echographic evaluation at the initial examination and during the follow-up.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Choroid / diagnostic imaging
  • Emergencies
  • Endophthalmitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Endophthalmitis / therapy
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / complications*
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / standards*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards
  • Retina / diagnostic imaging
  • Retinal Detachment / diagnostic imaging
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surgical Wound Infection / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography / standards*
  • Vitreous Body / diagnostic imaging