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NAVARRO SCOTT, Mayelín; RECASENS CACERES, Alina and LAMAS AVILA, Ana. Diagnostic value of transcranial Doppler ultrasound in ophthalmology. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.4, pp. 526-535. ISSN 1029-3019.
Transcranial Doppler ultrasound in ophthalmology is a noninvasive study of intracranial ocular vessels, useful not only as a selective scanning test, but also as a tool to evaluate the extent and severity of arterial disease. Its uses in ophthalmology are numerous, although in most cases it is indicated to specify the changes of the blood flow in diabetic patients with retinopathy o without it. Given the importance that in recent years vascular abnormalities have acquired in the genesis of some ocular conditions, particularly in glaucoma, it is decided to review the literature on that ultrasonic technique to highlight its radiodiagnostic value in ophthalmology.
Keywords : transcranial Doppler ultrasound; ultrasound; ocular condition; glaucoma.