Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Fall from height.

Patient Data

Age: 92-year-old
Gender: Female

CT Brain

No acute brain abnormalities. Right frontal subgaleal haematoma. Dense right lens. 


Ultrasound right orbit

Fall with right periorbital bruising. Has a dense cataract precluding the assessment of the retina.

The lens shows increased and heterogeneous echogenicity in keeping with a cataract. Vitreous body has normal sonographic appearances, with homogeneous content and with no features of haemorrhage. No evidence of retinal detachment. The medial scleral calcification demonstrated on CT was not identified sonographically.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a right sided cataract assessed with ultrasound due to suspicion of posterior globe pathology. The opaque lens precluded visualisation of the back of the eye in the ophthalmologic examination. 

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Case information

rID: 47980
Published: 13th Sep 2016
Last edited: 13th Sep 2016
System: Head & Neck
Tag: rmh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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