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Ultrasound biometry in the diagnosis of amblyopia in keratoconus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16546439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Here, we describe a case in which A-scan ultrasound biometry was used to differentially diagnose the cause of reduced vision in a patient with keratoconus. A patient with keratoconus presented with reduced visual acuity in one eye, not improvable above 6/18 with specialist keratoconus contact lens fitting. This monocular amblyopia was attributed to previous anisometropic ametropia by the use of ultrasound biometry. The report demonstrates the usefulness of ultrasound biometry in the detection of amblyopia in circumstances in which a previous assessment of amblyopia is not possible. This information will impact upon decisions made for the future clinical management in this case, especially if vision deteriorates so that a corneal graft is required.
Abdullah M Assiri; Bakri I Yousuf; J Margaret Woodhouse; Andrew J Quantock; Paul J Murphy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contact lens & anterior eye : the journal of the British Contact Lens Association     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1367-0484     ISO Abbreviation:  Cont Lens Anterior Eye     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-16     Completed Date:  2006-06-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712714     Medline TA:  Cont Lens Anterior Eye     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Optometry Department, Asir Central Hospital, KSA, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Amblyopia / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Cornea / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Corneal Topography
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Progression
Keratoconus / complications*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Microscopy, Acoustic / methods*
Visual Acuity

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