Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
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.
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.