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Point-of-care Ultrasound Detection of Cataract in a Patient with Vision Loss: A Case Report

  • Author(s): Dornhofer, Kyle;
  • Alkhattabi, Marawan;
  • Lahham, Shadi
  • et al.
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Background: Point-of-care ocular ultrasound in the emergency department (ED) is an effective tool for promptly evaluating for several vision-threatening etiologies and can be used to identify more slowly progressing etiologies as well, such as cataract formation within the lens.

Case Report: A 62-year-old female presented to the ED with a two-day history of painless vision loss of the left eye as well as reduced vision for the prior 30 days.

Conclusion: Point-of-care ultrasound was performed and showed calcification of the lens consistent with cataract.

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