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Eye: radiography

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe


Radiology of the eye and surrounding structures is of limited value with regard to soft tissue structures but is of benefit where there is a bony abnormality such as an orbital fracture, or where disease processes adjacent to the eye can have an ocular component, eg paranasal sinusitis  Paranasal sinuses: bacterial sinusitis or space-occupying lesion (neoplasia)  Orbit: neoplasia - primary .

  • In addition radiography may be of value in locating radio-opaque foreign material.
  • Lateral and varying oblique views centerd on the orbit are the usual views and are easily obtained with portable machines in sedated animals.


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Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ramirez S & Tucker R L (2004) Ophthalmic imaging. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 20 (2), 441-457 PubMed.
  • Davidson H J, Middleton D L, Blanchard G L, Render J A & Wheeler C A (1989) Radiographic examination of eyes fixed in Zenker's solution. Vet Pathol 26 (1), 83-85 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Brookes D E (1999) Ocular Imaging. In: Vet Ophthal. Ed: Gelatt K N. 3rd edn. Lippincott. pp 467-482.