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High frequency ultrasound imaging in pupillary block glaucoma.
  1. I M Aslanides,
  2. P E Libre,
  3. R H Silverman,
  4. D Z Reinstein,
  5. D R Lazzaro,
  6. M J Rondeau,
  7. G K Harmon and
  8. D J Coleman
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA.


    BACKGROUND--The diagnosis of pupillary block glaucoma requires sufficient clarity of the ocular media. This is particularly important for assessment of both the presence and patency of an iridotomy, and the determination of central anterior chamber depth. METHODS--High frequency ultrasonography was used in three patients with suspected pupillary block to determine iris configuration, posterior chamber volume, and ciliary body conformation. RESULTS--All patients demonstrated high frequency ultrasonographic findings consistent with pupillary block: iris bombé, a formed posterior chamber, and a lack of anterior rotation of the ciliary processes. CONCLUSION--High frequency ultrasound imaging appears to be a valuable adjunct in making or corroborating the diagnosis of pupillary block glaucoma.

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