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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Feb 14. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001762. [Epub ahead of print]

Ocular Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

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1
McGill University, McIntyre Medical Building Montreal, Quebec.
2
Emergency Medicine and.
3
Emergency Medicine, SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
4
Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Point-of-care ultrasound has become an important adjunct for diagnostic assessment in pediatric emergency medicine. In this case series, we demonstrate how ocular point-of-care ultrasound is used to correctly diagnose ocular pathologies and to expedite care.

METHODS/RESULTS:

We present a series of cases in which the point-of-care ultrasound ocular examination proved valuable in the timely diagnosis of pathologies involving the lens, vitreous, retina, and retrobulbar segment of the eye.

CONCLUSION:

Point-of-care ultrasound may facilitate diagnosis in children with ocular complaints, even in young and uncooperative patients, and should be considered in children of all ages.

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