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Ultrasound biomicroscopy of acute glaucoma in a patient with metastatic cancer
  1. INES M LANZL
  1. Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. Retina Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  3. Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. JAMES J AUGSBURGER
  1. Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. Retina Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  3. Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. AUGUSTO AZUARA,
  2. MATTHEW R RUNDE,
  3. COURTLAND M SCHMIDT
  1. Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. Retina Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  3. Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. James J Augsburger, MD, 900 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5598, USA.

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Editor,—Determination of the mechanism of acutely elevated intraocular pressure is extremely difficult if not impossible in the presence of impaired transparency of the anterior ocular segment. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), a high resolution (50 MHz) ultrasonographic technique, can be helpful in determining the underlying mechanisms in such a case.12

CASE REPORT

A 61-year-old man presented with severe pain and profound visual impairment in his right eye. Ophthalmic examination revealed visual acuities of hand movement in the right eye and 20/30 in the left. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was 53 mm Hg in the right eye and 14 mm Hg in the left. Slit lamp biomicroscopy and gonioscopy of the left eye revealed a clear cornea, deep …

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