Diabetes - What is an ultrasound procedure used for when examining eyes?
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technology uses a piece of equipment called a transducer to view the posterior aspects of your eye. The transducer emits
sound, and detects echoes which are then used by a computer to build up a
picture of the eye under examination. There are no known harmful
effects of ultrasound technology.
In general, Ophthalmologist use ultrasonic testing as a type of
nondestructive testing to evaluate the posterior aspects of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve, or to
measure their thickness.