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November 1997

Orbital CupA Device to Facilitate Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Examination of Pars Plana and Peripheral Retina

Author Affiliations

From the Instituto de Investigaciones "Ramon Castroviejo," Universidad Comlutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(11):1475-1476. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100160645026

Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a useful technique for anterior segment evaluation; however, examination of the pars plana and the peripheral retina is difficult. We describe a method that facilitates ultrasound biomicroscopic examination of these areas using a modified swimming goggle (orbital cup) and an eyelid speculum. With this method, not only the pars plana but also structures up to 15 mm from the temporal limbus can be readily imaged.